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Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Hardy

Eric Hardy is a historian and sociologist of technology and science whose research focuses on twentieth century urban development and environmental politics. In addition to publishing works for the American Planning Association Press, Technology and Culture and the Journal of Urban History, he is wrapping up  a book on water policy in post-WWII American cities. Since arriving at Loyola University in 2010, Dr. Hardy has supervised student research on mosquito control in twentieth century New Orleans and female activists in “cancer alley” and is currently advising student projects on the recent micro-plastics spill along the Mississippi River, the climate action plan known as “Resilient New Orleans,” and an oral history of Grow Dat, an urban farm and youth development organization.