Rachel Mason Dentinger portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Assistant Professor, History

Research Keywords

  • History of Science and Technology
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Evolutionary Biology
  • History of Biology


  • “Wastes or Weapons? Conflicting narratives of plant molecules in 1960s biology,” International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, 14 July 2023; Toronto, ON. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/14/2023.
  • “Wastes or Weapons? Conflicting narratives of plant molecules in 1960s biology,” Tanner Humanities Fellow Work-in-Progress Presentations. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/09/2023.
  • “’The Most Coevolutionary Animal of Them All’: Turning ‘esoteric’ biological theory into lessons for humanity’s survival in the 1970s & 1980s,” Environmental Humanities Research Professor Lecture. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/22/2022.
  • Organizer, Chair, and Panelist for the roundtable “Narrative as Practice in the Life Sciences" at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Other, Presented, 11/20/2021.
  • Commentator for “Inclusivity IS the Common Good, Utah State Historical Society, Annual History Conference, 21 September 2021. Other, Presented, 09/21/2021.
  • “COVID-19 and Oral Histories.” Matt Basso, Rachel Mason Dentinger, Anna Neatrour, and Anita Pascoe. University of Utah Health Sciences COVID-19 Symposium, 4 June 2021. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/04/2021.
  • Pests, Parasites, Partners & Poisons: The Metaphors and Molecules that Frame Interspecies Interactions. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/03/2019.


  • Mason Dentinger, Rachel (2019). Nicole C. Nelson. Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders. Vol. 74. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Published, 06/17/2019.