My research focuses on environmental history and the American West. My work in progress includes:
Western rivers are the focus of three related book projects: Danger River, The River Runs Wild, and Living Rivers. The American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huntington Library have supported this work. Click here for more details.
In a series of related essays, Ecotopia Rising will explore the relationships between the 1960s-1970s countercultural movement and environmentalism, including Earth Art, Mother Earth News, the Hoedads reforestation cooperative, the food coop movement, and the natural home. The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute at New Mexico State University have supported this work. I have collaborated in this research with former students Karyn Almeida and Jarma Jones Vorhauer. Click here for more details.