Advisor: Brian Balogh
Email: lmf4bm (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesEnvironmental History, American History, Urban History, Baltimore
Ph.D. University of Virginia, History. ABD.
Advisors: Brian Balogh and Edmund Russell.
M.A. University of Montana, History, May 2010.
Advisor: Dan Flores.
B.A. Vassar College, Cognitive Science, Departmental Honors, 2000.
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Herbicidal Warfare, and Invasive Species, 1963-2005,” in Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences (in press)
“Still Blue: An Environmental History of Flathead Lake.” Master’s Thesis, University of Montana. May 2010. Committee: Dan Flores, Advisor; Jeff Wiltse, Reader; Martin Nie, Reader.
“Goods in the Woods: Consumerism, Marketing and the State in the Rise of a New Wilderness Ethic.” May 2009. Article in Mansfield Library Special Collections, University of Montana.
NON-PEER REVIEWED WRITING
“The Aliens Are Coming! Strange mussels, fish, plants, and diseases – and their clueless human helpers – could decimate Montana waters.” Cover feature, Missoula Independent, April 21, 2011.
GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
Robert J. Huskey Travel Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, November 2013
Raven Fellowship, Raven Society, University of Virginia, April 15, 2013
Arts, Humanities, Social Science Summer Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Virginia, May 1, 2013
Corcoran History Department Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia, May 15, 2012
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for American Society for Environmental History Conference, November 9, 2011
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for Society for the History of Technology Conference, August 22, 2011
Mining History Association Research Grant, May 15, 2011
Matthew Hansen Foundation Research Grant, Wilderness Institute, May 15, 2011
President’s Fellowship, University of Virginia, Graduate School. Awarded to superb graduate student candidates nominated by their departments
Hartman Center Research and Travel Grant, Duke University, March 15, 2011
Susan Koch Scholarship, University of Montana for best paper using Mansfield Library’s archives and government documents, May 2009
Departmental Honors, Vassar College, for Undergraduate Thesis, May 2000
“Childhood Lead Poisoning in Baltimore in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Pica, Policy and Climate,” Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Conference, October 22, 2013
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Herbicidal Warfare and Invasive Species, 1963-2000,” Workshop on Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change (1800-2000), Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany, April 27-29, 2012.
“Bio-Fixes and Bio-Invasions: The Introduction of Mysid Shrimp into Flathead Lake, Montana, 1939 – 2000,” American Society of Environmental History Conference, Madison, WI, March 28, 2012.
“Neurohistory: Some Theories and Methods for Getting inside the Grey Box,” accepted for Science and Method in the Humanities, Rutgers University, New Jersey, March 3, 2012.
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Invasive Species, and American Environmentalism.” November 5, 2011, Society for the History of Technology Conference, Cleveland, OH.
“Goods in the Woods: Consumerism, Marketing, and Freedom in the Rise of a New Wilderness Ethic.” April 20, 2009, Phi Alpha Theta, Ellensburg, WA.
WORK AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- American History after 1865, Summer 2013 (University of Virginia)
- Native American History, Fall 2013 (University of Virginia)
- History of American Energy and Power, Spring 2013 (University of Virginia)
- Colonial Latin America, Fall 2012 (University of Virginia)
- American History to 1865, Fall 2008 (University of Montana)
- American History after 1865, Spring 2009 (University of Montana)
- American History to 1865, Fall 2009 (University of Montana)
- American History after 1865, Spring 2010 (University of Montana)
Research and Projects:
- Clay Endowment funded project: Global History of Energy and Power, for Professor Edmund Russell, Summer and Fall 2012.
- Earth Restoration Project, for Professor Jeff Gritzner, 2008 – 2009.
- Intern, Documents Compass, Virginia Endowment for the Humanities, Summer 2012. Directed the initial development of a geographic database for People of the Founding Era Project.