Lucas Richert

Lecturer B

Research Interests

In 2014, he published a monograph called Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the FDA during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandalwhich examined the politicisation of pharmaceutical regulation in the 1970s-1980s. It was awarded the 2015 British Association for American Studies Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. He's currently at work on a new manuscript for McGill-Queen's University Press, in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society Series. The book, called Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs, interrogates how dangerous drugs can become magic bullets, and vice versa. It will be available in Spring 2019.



  1. Cannabis: Global Histories

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of special symposia

  2. Radical Therapy Podcast

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

  3. The Right Treatment: Alt-Med, Anti-Science & Conservatism

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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  1. Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS)

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  2. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  3. Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Lucas Richert

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