My name is Lucas Richert and I’m a writer and historian. I’m a Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Strathclyde.

Before that, I held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canada, formed part of the academic precariat, as well as worked in policy at the Health Quality Council.

In 2014, I published a monograph called Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the FDA during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal, which examined pharmaceutical regulation in the 1970s-1980s. It was awarded the 2015 British Association for American Studies Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize.

My new book is called Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Spring 2019).

If you’re wondering about why ‘Run For Your Life!’, it’s a reference to my first ever publication.




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