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Erica Schoenberger is a professor of environmental health and engineering and the Whiting School of Engineering.

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. Her current research delves into the origins of capitalism.

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 Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley.