Kimberly Killion

PhD Candidate

North America


I am broadly interested in American environmental history, history of science and medicine, and history of foodways. My dissertation examines the development of nutrition science in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a focus on chemists studying nutrition at land-grant universities in the mid to far West. My research investigates the relationship between laboratory and field research in nutrition science and the connections between science, government, industry, and the public during this transformative period in American foodways.


Awards & Fellowships

SMART Mentor, University of California, Berkeley, 2018

Bordin-Gillette Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 2018

Andrew Mellon Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017

Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Grant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017

Bancroft Library Study Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2017

Graduate Division Summer Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Graduate Division Summer Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2014

Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012


Research Interests

  • Environmental History
  • History of Science and Medicine
  • Women and Gender
  • Agriculture and Foodways