B.A., History, University of California, Riverside
M.A., History, University of Arizona, Tucson
Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles
My field is US History since 1607, especially the 20th century. Most of my research has been in intellectual and cultural history. I have taught courses in recent U. S.; Native America; California and the West; history and theory; and environmental history. I am currently working on two projects: a cultural and environmental history of alpinism in western Europe and North America, and a history of modernism and mass culture in California.
Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997).
From History to Theory (2011, University of California Press)
Steep: A Cultural and Environmental History of Mountaineering (under contract, Oxford University Press)