Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., St. Olaf College
060Q Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5375
Fax: (518) 442-5301
HIS 101: American Political and Social History II
HIS 314: Progressive Generation, 1900-1931
HIS 329: American Environmental History
HIS 277: Culture & History of Food in the United States (Honors College)
HIS 603/628/630: Reading Seminar in American Environmental History
HIS 603/628/630: Reading Seminar in History of Public Health in the United States
HIS 630: Research Seminar: Environmental History of New England and New York
HIS 603/628/630: Reading Seminar in Consumer Culture & Consumer Politics
HIS 609/629: Research Seminar: Rural and Agricultural History
Current Research Interests:
My research focuses on environmental history in the twentieth-century United States, particularly in its intersection with histories of agriculture, consumer culture, technology and public health. I am interested in directing research in histories of the environment, agriculture and rural life, public health, and consumer culture, particularly in the late nineteenth and twentieth-century United States.
My current project, a book manuscript under contract with Oxford University Press slated for publication in 2013, examines the environmental history of milk and dairy farming in the twentieth-century U.S. It calls attention to the ways in which new standards of purity and consumer practices reconfigured the work and material environment of the dairy farm.
Most Recent Publication:
“Antibiotics and Agricultural Change: Purifying Milk and Protecting Health in the Postwar Era”, Agricultural History (summer 2010): 327-351.
“American Studies and Environmental History: Provoking Thought and Practice,” American Studies (Lawrence, KS) 46 (Spring/Summer 2005): 5-22
Full Curriculum Vitae
David Hochfelder, Mitch Aso (enviro, tech) Carl Bon Tempo, Ryan Irwin, Kori Graves (twentieth-century US)