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Sarah Hamilton joined Auburn's faculty in the fall of 2014 following a postdoctoral fellowship with the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research on contemporary environmental history explores the connections between local environments, individual experiences, and transnational politics. Her book project, Lake Effects: Agriculture, Conservation, and the Evolution of a Valencian Landscape, is under contract with the University of Washington's Weyerhauser Series on Environmental History. It tells a story of 20th century Spanish modernization through a close study of the tensions between urban and rural communities in and around the Albufera Natural Park in eastern Spain. Integrating work on public policy, social movements, and geography, it suggests the need for a closer focus on the personal and local dimensions of conservation work within highly modified landscapes. Fieldwork for this project, supported by a Fullbright Research Grant, a Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship on European Integration, and Humanities Research and Predoctoral fellowships from the Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan, took Dr. Hamilton from the dusty government archives of Madrid to the fragrant orange groves of Valencia.
Prof. Hamilton’s enthusiasm for world history as both a research and teaching field has led to her extensive involvement with the World History Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of the World History Bulletin and the Middle Ground Journal of World History and is the founder and chair of the WHA's Dissertation Prize Committee. At Auburn, she offers survey and seminar classes on world history and environmental history.
PhD University of Michigan 2013
JD University of Colorado 2004
BA Duke University 1999
Reacting to the Past
World History I and II
American Environmental History
Global Environmental History
Theory and Methods of Environmental History
Graduate seminar in World History
Last Updated: January 11, 2017