Mitch Aso

Assistant Professor
Department of History

Mitch AsoSocial Science 060P
(518) 442-5300

Ph.D.  University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A.   University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.S.   University of California, Berkeley


Research Areas: Global Environment, Postcolonial Medicine, History Of Science and Technology, East Asia, Vietnam, Politics of Environmental History in Southeast Asia, Tropical Medicine, Environmental History

Before arriving at the University at Albany, Professor Aso completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore. He is currently finishing a book manuscript called Forest without Birds: Rubber and Environmental Crises in Vietnam, 1890-1975, which explores the making of environments, human health, and knowledge through the places and people involved in rubber production. His dissertation on French colonial Vietnam won the 2013 Young Scholar Prize of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. He has recently published articles in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society. He teaches courses on global environmental history and Asian history.