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Erica Schoenberger is a professor emerita of environmental health and engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

An economic geographer and environmental historian, Schoenberger is the author of Nature, Choice and Social Power, which explores how different forms of social power, including the power of markets, create and sustain pollution problems. She is currently writing a book on the origins of capitalism entitled Money, Monks and Monarchs.

Schoenberger was awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for this book, a recognition of achievements and exceptional promise in scholarship or creative arts.

She earned her BA from Stanford University and her PhD in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley.