Email: lmf4bm (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesEnvironmental History, American History, Baltimore
Graduate Student, University of Virginia, Department of History
Ph.D. University of Virginia, History. Expected 2016.
Advisor: Edmund Russell.
M.A. University of Montana, History, May 2010.
Advisor: Dan Flores.
B.A. Vassar College, Cognitive Science, Departmental Honors, 2000.
Junior Year Abroad at the University College of London, 1998-1999.
“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
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for ASEH Conference ($750), November 9, 2011.
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for SHOT Conference ($710). August 22, 2011.
Mining History Association Research Grant ($300). May 15, 2011.
Matthew Hansen Foundation Research Grant, Wilderness Institute ($395). May 15, 2011.
President’s Fellowship ($18,000/year for four years), University of Virginia, Graduate School.
Hartman Center Research and Travel Grant ($400), Duke University. March 15, 2011.
Competitive History Teaching Assistantship Awards. University of Montana, History Department. Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008.
Susan Koch Scholarship, University of Montana ($3,000) for best paper using Mansfield Library’s archives and government documents. May 2009.
Departmental Honors, Vassar College, for Undergraduate Thesis. May 2000.
“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,” 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.
Society for the History of Technology; American Society for Environmental History; Forest History Society; History of Science Society.