C.V.

Education

2015     PhD, History, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2007     MA, Public History, State University of New York at Albany

2005     BA, Music, Bates College (Magna cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Employment

2015-              Assistant Professor of Public History, Roanoke College

2011-15         Tour Guide, Big Onion Walking Tours, New York, NY

2014                Instructor in Environmental Humanities, School of the Environment, Middlebury College

2013-14          Graduate Assistant, Center for Study of Working Class Life, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2011-13          Instructor, History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2010-13          Teaching Assistant, History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2011                 Interim Executive Director, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

2010                 Urban Park Ranger Fellow, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York, NY

2008-09           Education Coordinator, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

2007                 Graduate Intern, Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Publications

Books

Beyond Hawaiʻi: Native Labor in the Pacific World (under contract with the University of California Press; expected publication in 2018). Read more about the project here.

Journal Articles

Make Roanoke Queer Again: Community History and Urban Change in a Southern City,” The Public Historian 39, no. 1 (February 2017): 35-60.

A Storm in Sāmoa: An Environmental Microhistory,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 21, no. 1 (2017): 2-27.

Workers of the World’s Oceans: A Bottom-Up Environmental History of the Pacific,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 3, no. 1/2/3 (2016): 290-310.

Life and Labor in a Seabird Colony: Hawaiian Guano Workers, 1857-1870,” Environmental History 17, no. 4 (October 2012): 744-782. Reprinted in Environmental History, 40th Anniversary Virtual Edition (2017), representing “path-breaking scholarship that has shaped our field.”

Boki’s Predicament: The Material Culture and Environmental History of Hawaiian Sandalwood, 1811-1830,” World History Bulletin 27, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 46-62.

Reviews

Review of Frederic Caire Chiles, California’s Channel Islands: A History. In Environmental History 21, no. 1 (January 2016).

Review of Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Ikaika Hussey, and Erin Kahunawaikaʻala Wright, eds., A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty. In Native American and Indigenous Studies 2, no. 2 (2015): 178-180.

Review of JoAnna Poblete, Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawaiʻi. In Essays in History 57 (2015).

Review of films As Goes Janesville by Brad Lichstenstein and Brothers on the Line by Sasha Reuther. In The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, no. 7 (Fall 2013).

Essays

Who Needs Gay Books?” WUSSY, August 2, 2017.

Reclaiming Queer Historical Space,” History@Work, February 2, 2017.

Black eyeliner. Navy blue Infinity scarf. Menstrual bracelet,” Material Culture @ Roanoke College, February 3, 2016.

Gregory Rosenthal and Marjeela Basij-Rasikh, “Many Environmentalisms from New York to Kabul, from the Past to the Present,” Solutions 6, no. 3 (July 2015): 70-74.

Marx in the Mountains: Poverty and Environment in and outside of the Classroom,” Perspectives on History 53, no. 2 (February 2015): 36-37.

It’s Been Two Years Since Sandy: The Lesson We Missed,” History News Network, October 19, 2014.

May Day and the Fight for a Free University,” Tidal, May 19, 2014.

May Day in America,” The Free University of NYC, March 5, 2013.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Hawaii,” in The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade, ed. Stephen K. Stein (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2017)

“Bayonet Constitution,” and “Kamehameha,” in Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection, eds. Chris J. Magoc and David Bernstein (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2015).

“Hiawatha,” “King Kamehameha,” and “Tonga,” in Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures, and Contemporary Issues, ed. Steven L. Danver (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2012).

“Wilderness Act,” in Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States, eds. Steven L. Danver and John R. Burch (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011).

Pamphlets

Kevin Avery, Gregory Rosenthal, and Elizabeth B. Jacks, The Hudson River School Art Trail Guide (Catskill, NY: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 2009).

Working Papers

co-authored with the students of SENV 3452A: Environmentalism and the Poor, “Forms of Working-Class / Peasant Environmental Resistance,” available at The Stream: a Blog for the Middlebury School of the Environment, August 25, 2014.

Select Awards and Fellowships

2016            Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation, American Society for Environmental History

2016            Constance Coiner Award for Best Dissertation, Working Class Studies Association

2015            New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Award ($5,000)

2014-15     Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies ($30,000)

2014            Alumni Association Dean’s Choice Award, Graduate School, State University of New York at Stony Brook ($1,000)

2013            Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association ($1,000)

2013            Bernard Semmel Memorial Award, History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook ($2,000)

2013            Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley ($3,000)

2013           Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California ($3,000)

2011           Best Teaching Assistant Award, History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2010           Phi Alpha Theta / World History Association Student Paper Prize (Graduate Division): “Boki’s Predicament: The Material Culture and Environmental History of Hawaiian Sandalwood, 1811-1830”

2009-10     Gardner Graduate Fellowship, History Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2007           Publicly Active Graduate Education Fellowship, Imagining America

2004           William Stringfellow Award for Justice and Peace, Bates College

2003           Vincent Mulford Service-Learning Fellowship, Bates College

Service and Engagement

2017           Member, Program Committee, Virginia Association of Museums Conference, Roanoke, Virginia

2016-         Member, New Professional and Graduate Student Committee, National Council on Public History; Coordinator, “Ask a Public Historian” blog series, History@Work

2016-         Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Roanoke College

2015-          Co-founder, Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project (community-based public history project)

2015-          Member, Board of Directors, Roanoke Diversity Center (LGBTQ Community Center in Roanoke, Virginia); Chair, Board Resources Committee

2015-          Member, LGBT Education & Awareness Group (LEAG), Roanoke College

2013-          External Reviewer, Environmental History and Cambridge University Press

2015-16      Organizer, History Department Brown-Bag Speaker Series, Roanoke College

2012-15     Co-organizer, Free University of New York City (free public higher education programming & activism)

2011-15     Founding Member, Graduate Student Caucus, American Society for Environmental History

2014           Elected Council Member, Graduate Student Caucus, Western History Association

2014           Member, Program Committee, “How Class Works” Conference, Center for Study of Working Class Life, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2013-14     Co-organizer, Stony Brook May Day Coalition (free public higher education programming & activism)

2009-14     Member, Samuel Hays Fellowship Committee, American Society for Environmental History

2013           Graduate Student Liaison to the Executive Committee, American Society for Environmental History

2013           Member, Committee for Graduate Student Affairs, World History Association

2013           Department Mobilizer, CWA 1104 / GSEU (Graduate Student Employees Union), Stony Brook, NY

2010-11     Co-organizer, History Department Colloquium Series, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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