Will specializes in animal history and the history of science (biology). With the Animal Welfare Program, he is currently investigating how lessons from past biotechnologies can be applicable to the ethics and governance of gene-editing farm animals. His other research project examines how and why people of different nationalities collaborate in conserving transboundary species. This scholarship is significant to policy debates in transnational conservation because cooperation across borders helps animals on the move due to climate change. This project won the 2022 Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation from the American Society for Environmental History.
BA Carroll College
MA Colorado State University
PhD in history, Montana State University