B.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
Crawford House 201, Traill College
705-748-1011 x 7026
Modern United States cultural and environmental history; American Studies; visual culture; mass media and the environment; landscape photography and contemporary environmental art
Current book project:
Seeing Green: Visual Media and the Making of American Environmentalism (under contract with the University of Chicago Press)
“Beyond Wilderness: Robert Adams, New Topographics, and the Aesthetics of Ecological Citizenship,” in Reframing the New Topographics, ed. Greg Foster-Rice and John Rohrbach (Chicago: Center for American Places, 2010), 13-43.
“Cultures of Nature: Twentieth Century,” in A Companion to American Environmental History, ed. Douglas Cazaux Sackman (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), 266-284.
“Seeing Global Warming: Contemporary Art and the Fate of the Planet,” Environmental History 14 (January 2009): 9-31. [Reprinted in Future Climate Change, ed. Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls (New York: Routledge, 2011), vol. IV, 391-414.]
“Gas Masks, Pogo, and the Ecological Indian: Earth Day and the Visual Politics of American Environmentalism,” American Quarterly 60 (March 2008): 67-99.
“Reframing the Last Frontier: Subhankar Banerjee and the Visual Politics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” American Quarterly 58 (March 2006): 159-180. [Reprinted in A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History, ed. Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009), 254-274.]
Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005; paperback, 2008).