Lucas Richert

Position title: Associate Professor, George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy; Historical Director for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, which is based in the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy


Phone: (608) 890-3676

Room 2513, Rennebohm Hall

Affiliated faculty Lucas Richert


Lucas Richert (RICK-ert) studies intoxicating substances and the pharmaceutical industry. He also examines the history of mental health.


Ph.D., University of London, School of Advanced Study, 2010


Lucas Richert and James H. Mills, Eds. Cannabis: Global Histories, Cambridge (The MIT Press, 2021).

Lucas Richert, Break On Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture (The MIT Press, 2019).

Lucas Richert, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019).

Courses taught

HistSci 401 / S&A PHM 401: History of Pharmacy