Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society


I am an environmental historian, specializing in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic. My interest in northern environments and cultures began when I was 18 and moved north of the Arctic Circle in the Yukon. For over two years, I mushed huskies, hunted caribou, fished for salmon, tracked bears, and otherwise learned to survive in the taiga and tundra. In the years since, I have lived in and studied Arctic communities across Eurasia and North America. From the archive to the dog sled, I am interested in the how the histories of people, ideas, places, and non-human species intersect. 

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