Tamara L. Whited (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1994) specializes in modern French history and European environmental history.
She is the author of Forests and Peasant Politics in Modern France (Yale University Press, 2000), the fruit of her PhD dissertation. More recently she was the principal author of Northern Europe: An Environmental History (ABC–Clio, 2005), a synthesis that treats the topic from the Paleolithic era to the present.
At IUP, she teaches a wide array of undergraduate courses, from The Modern Era and Western Civilization Since 1600 to upper-level courses on the French Revolution and Napoleon, modern France, 19th-century Europe, 20th-century Europe, and an honors colloquium in environmental history.
Outside the History Department she has co-taught a Senior Synthesis course on contemporary France. At the graduate level she has taught an introductory course on research methods and offered seminars in environmental history, rural life in Europe, war and memory, and industrialization and urban Europe.
Her current research focuses on alpine dairying and common property regimes in the context of environmental history. Her most recent article is a critique of Joachim Radkau’s Nature and Power and will appear in a special issue of Social Science History.
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