Adam Lawrence grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, where he studied under Soraya de Chadarevian, Theodore Porter, and David Sabean. He specializes in the History of Science and Technology, and his work explores the relationship between technical expertise and political, economic, and military power in both the practical and ideological spheres. His dissertation investigated the function of ecologists, agronomists, and geographers in the planning and execution of Germany's imperial designs during the National Socialist era, and the subsequent movement of their methods and theories into postwar Global Ecology. He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies in 2011-2012. He has taught global political economic history, history of science and technology, and introductory classes in the modern natural sciences, and his current teaching at SCI-Arc integrates all three of these areas.