James Esposito is a historian of the environment, health, technology, and science. A specialist in Envirotech, his research focuses on the history of artificial breathing apparatus and the exploration of extreme environments. As a short-term fellow at the Science History Institute, James studied the development of the Beckman Oxygen Analyzer and its sale to the British military as equipment for use on Cold War-era aircraft and submarines.

During his fellowship James was a doctoral candidate in the department of history at The Ohio State University. He previously earned fellowships from the British Pharmacological Society and Mershon Institute for International Security Studies.