“Inescapable Paradoxes: Diabetes, Progress, and Ecologies of Inequality,” peer-reviewed article for “Forum: Technology, Ecology, and Human Health since 1850,” Environmental History 20 (October 2015): 736-50


“The Nature of Desire: Consumption in Environmental History,” in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History, Andrew C. Isenberg, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 467-512

Awards and Recognition

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Scholar Award (for "Sweet Blood"), 2017-18
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship (for "Sweet Blood"), 2011-15
  • Finalist, Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, for “Rivers Lost and Found” (with Michael Kolster, Bowdoin College), 2014
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, 2009-18 (renewed, third term)
  • Ray Allen Billington Prize (for Emerald City), biennial award for the best book in American frontier history, Organization of American Historians, 2009
  • Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty (for distinction in teaching), Bowdoin College, 2006
  • National Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program, 2002-04
  • American Council of Learned Societies/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty, 2004-05
Michael Kolster, 2007



Brunswick, ME


General Non-Fiction, Biography & History, Essays