Joseph Giacomelli

Joseph Giacomelli

Joseph Giacomelli is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, Giacomelli taught "Environmental History" at Cornell, where he was also the coordinator of the Historians are Writers! graduate student writing group.


Select Publications

  • "The Meaning of Uncertainty: Debating Climate Change in the Gilded-Age United States," Environment and History 24:2
  • “Unsettling Gilded-Age Science: Vernacular Climatology and Meteorology in the ‘Middle Border,’” History of Meteorology 8



  • PhD, History
    Cornell University
  • MA, History
    Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Environmental History
  • History of Science
  • Cartography
  • Climate History

Courses Taught

  • Perspectives on the Humanities: Everything You Know About Science Is Wrong
  • Writing as Inquiry (Writing II)