January 19, 2018

Dr. Lawrence Culver joins Environmental History editorial team as Book Review Editor

Environmental History is pleased to announce that Dr. Lawrence Culver, associate professor at Utah State University, will be the journal’s next Book Review Editor. Culver, a historian of the US-Mexico borderlands and the American West, specializes in cultural, urban, and environmental topics. His book The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America (Oxford, 2010) won the Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary Book from the Western Writers of America. His dissertation from University of California, Los Angeles, won the 2005 ASEH Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation in Environmental History. His current project


examines historical perceptions of climate and climate change. The editorial team is pleased to welcome him aboard!
Culver takes over the helm from Dr. Jack Hayes (Kwantlen Polytechnic University and University of British Columbia), who served the journal as Book Review Editor for six years. Jack brought equanimity, persistence, humor, and good grace to the position and he will be greatly missed. We wish him well as he takes on greater responsibilities with Pacific Affairs as the Associate Editor (China) and in his research on wildfire and fire management in China from the 17th century.