Dr. Lisa M. Brady earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas in 2003, and has been with Boise State University's Department of History since then, where she teaches courses in North American and Global Environmental History, World History, and Historiography. She also holds an M.A. in History from the University of Sydney in Australia, and an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Science Education from Montana State University-Billings. Dr. Brady's first book, 'War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes During the American Civil War', was published by the University of Georgia Press. Her current research continues her examination of the relationships between war and nature, focusing on Korea during the twentieth century. Dr. Brady serves as a pre-publication manuscript reviewer for a number of journals including Civil War History, Idaho Issues Online, and Environmental History where she is also an Associate Editor. She is active on a national, regional, and state level including leadership posts in the Forest History Society, The American Society for Environmental History, and the Idaho Humanities Council. With the goal of helping those in the learning community to understand their place in the world, she shares her love of learning and history through teaching, writing, and presentations.
War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes During the American Civil War, Faculty Authored Books (2012)
Life in the DMZ: Turning a Diplomatic Failure into an Environmental Success, Diplomatic History (2008)
This article describes how the armistice between North and South Korea created an important nature...
The Wilderness of War: Nature and Strategy in the American Civil War, Environmental History (2005)
In 1865, the scars on the land wrought by the American Civil War were painfully...
'This Terrible Conflict of the American People’: The Civil War Letters of Thaddeus Minshall, Ohio Valley History (2004)
Few of us would relish our private correspondence being made public, and Thaddeus Minshall of...
Contributions to Books
'Civil War' and 'Confederacy', Encyclopedia of American Environmental History (2010)
Devouring the Land: Sherman’s 1864-65 Campaigns, War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age (2009)
"We have devoured the land," wrote William Tecumseh Sherman in a letter to his wife,...
Natural Disasters: Overview, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (2008)
Natural disasters are catastrophic events associated with extreme weather or geological forces that cause large-scale...
Korea's Green Ribbon of Hope: History, Ecology, and Activism in the DMZ, Solutions (2012)
If the DMZ has served to remind the Korean people and the world of the...
Nature as Friction: Integrating Clausewitz into Civil War Environmental Histories, Third Annual “UnCivil Wars” Conference, University of Georgia (2011)
Korea’s DMZ: Nature, Culture, and the Prospect for Peace, 11th World Knowledge Forum (2010)