Andrew Stuhl is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at Bucknell University. He teaches environmental history, history of ecology, environmental humanities, and Arctic studies. He is an active member of the Environmental Studies Program and Environmental Humanities discussion group. In the spring of 2016, he was a Visiting Fulbright Research Chair at Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario).
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I have written on issues relating to culture, history, environment, and science. My book, Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands (University of Chicago Press, 2016) gives a backstory to modern climate change and globalization through an environmental and colonial history of science in the North American Arctic. Other scholarly work has been featured in The Northern Review, Environmental Science and Policy, The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, among other venues. I have also contributed to a regional newspaper in the Northwest Territories, News North. I have an article in Polar Journal, a chapter in a soon-to-be published edited volume on northern environmental history, and chapters in forthcoming volumes on critical Arctic studies and the history of science in Canada.
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I spent my childhood wandering the creeks of the Chesapeake, the beaches of North Carolina, and the mountains of Maine–when I wasn’t playing sports or getting my heart broken by Philadelphia’s teams. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Salisbury University in 2003. After working for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as an environmental educator for two years, I enrolled in the Land Resources Masters of Science program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, under the direction of Nancy Langston. I completed a Master’s thesis on the environmental history of oyster management in Virginia.
Upon graduation in 2007, I traveled to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada to volunteer with the Frontiers Foundation. I returned to Madison in 2008 to begin a Ph.D program in the Department of the History of Science. While there, I studied under the direction of Gregg Mitman, Richard Keller, William Cronon, and Richard Staley, among others. I was awarded a National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) and completed the Certificate in Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE) program. I was also an active member of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE).
I have worked to bring together various disciplines as well as bridge the divide between academia and the off-campus world. In January, 2009, I completed “The Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration” a week-long workshop on the skills of negotiation, collaboration, and facilitation offered by the UW’s Office of Human Resources. With graduate student Emma Schroeder, I designed and implemented “Sense-ational Wright,” a public scholarship project based at James C. Wright Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin and funded through the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison. With peers in the CHANGE program, I developed and launched a website on interdisciplinary research methods for sustainability and other socio-ecological issues. As part of my dissertation research, I returned to Inuvik for ten months (Fall 2010 to June 2011). In addition to performing archival research, interviews and reading the landscape, I tutored students and coached soccer at Samuel Hearne Secondary School, participated in the school’s northern studies classes, and helped lead a field program for 12 high school students in Ivvavik National Park.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones (including Mackenzie the dog), running, biking, canoeing, playing sports, noodling on the guitar, cooking, and traveling.