Bathsheba Demuth
Environmental Historian, Brown University

Bathsheba Demuth is an environmental historian at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She specialises in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic, and is the author of Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (2019). She is interested in northern environments and cultures and how the histories of people, ideas, places and nonhuman species intersect.

Written by Bathsheba Demuth

A hunting party brings back a bowhead whale during the spring whaling season near Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. Photo by Kate Orlinsky/National Geographic

Animals and humans
Turn and live with animals

The slaughterhouse ethic of Soviet and American whalers tells us we must look beyond communism and capitalism to survive

Bathsheba Demuth