Humanities and Arts
Salisbury Laboratories, 234
- Associate Professor, Humanities & Arts
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Professor Robertson specializes in environmental history, international development, 20th-century America, and the Himalayas. He is particularly interested in American relations with the developing world. His first book, The Malthusian Moment, focuses on post-World War II American debates about population growth, both at home and globally. His current research examines the environmental history of U.S. development projects in Nepal during the Cold War.
- International Development
- BA, Williams College, 1989
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
- “Cold War Landscapes: Toward An Environmental History of U.S. Development Programs in the 1950s and 1960s.” Cold War History, forthcoming.
- “The Bird’s Eye View: Toward an Environmental History of Aviation,” Journal of Transport History, December, 2014.
- The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism, Rutgers University Press, 2012. (Review in Journal of American History, Review in American Historical Review)
- "Total War and the Total Environment: Fairfield Osborn, William Vogt, and the Birth of Global Ecology," Environmental History 17:2 (April, 2012): 336-364.
- "'This is the American Earth’: American Empire, the Cold War, and American Environmentalism," Diplomatic History 32:4 (September 2008): 561-584.
- Fulbright Senior Scholar
- NSF Scholar's Award Recipient
- Truman Kauffman Fellow
- HI 1313. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FOREIGN POLICY AND DIPLOMATIC H
- HI 2315. THE SHAPING OF POST-1920 AMERICA
- HI 2316. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY FROM WOODROW WILSON TO THE PRESENT
- HI 2401. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- HI 2403. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- HI 3316. TPC-20TH CENT US HST-AIRPLANES
- HI 3317. TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- HU 3900. INQ SEM: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- HU 4411. SENIOR SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES