Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
On leave of absence for the 2012-13 academic year.
21 Hubbard Hall
Ph.D., History, University of Washington (2002)
M.A., History, University of Washington (1997)
B.A., History & Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (1996)
I have wide-ranging research interests in modern American history, including environmental history, the history of the American West, and social history, particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and labor. My first book, Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast, has been published in the University of Washington Press's Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series (edited by William Cronon). more »
My current book project, provisionally titled "Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration," explores the environmental and social history of the Japanese and Japanese internment camps in the interior Western United States.
Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
"National Unity and National Discord: The Western Homefront during World War II," (with Charles Dorn, Associate Professor of Education, Bowdoin College), Theme Issue on Teaching the American West, Journal of the West 49, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 41-60.
"Imprisoned Nature: Toward an Environmental History of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration," Environmental History 15, no 2 (April 2010): 236-67.
"The Nose Knows: The Sense of Smell in American History," in "Roundtable: The Senses in American History," Journal of American History 95, no. 2 (September 2008): 405-16.
"Novel Tourism: Nature, Industry, and Literature on Monterey's Cannery Row." Western Historical Quarterly 25, no. 3 (Autumn 2004): 309-29.
"Monterey-by-the-Smell: Odors and Social Conflict on the California Coastline." Pacific Historical Review 73, no. 2 (May 2004): 183-214.
"Connie Y. Chiang on 'Mother Nature's Drive-Thru.'" Environmental History 8, no. 4 (October 2003): 670-74.
"Evergreen State: Exploring the History of Washington's Forests: A Curriculum Project for the History of the Pacific Northwest in Washington State Schools," with Michael Reese, (Seattle: Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, Department of History, University of Washington, 2002).