Skip to main content

About Emily Wakild

Dr. Emily Wakild is a professor of history, program director for Environmental Studies in the School of Public Service, and the Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and has a B.A. in History and Politics from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Her research interests include the social and environmental history of revolution in Latin America, the comparative history of conservation, and cultural understandings of climate history. She has taught courses or studied in Ecuador, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, and spent three years teaching middle school through the Teach for America program in deep South Texas.


2022 - Present Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands, Boise State University
Present Professor, Boise State University Department of History

Research Interests


2022 - 2022 For the creation of the book "Nosotras" profiling 50 inspiring Latinas who have shaped Idaho in the last 50 years.
Idaho Humanities Council
Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan
Colleague(s): María González Cárdenas
Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 - Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant
  • 2009 - International Course Development Grant, Peru, Wake Forest University
  • 2010 - National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend
  • 2011 - Ranlet and Frank Bell Jr. Faculty Fellowship, Wake Forest University'
  • 2016 - Best Book Review, Hispanic American Historical Review


  • History of Mexico
  • Modern Latin America
  • Latin America’s Colonial Past
  • Global Environmental History

Contact Information


Articles (11)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (11)

Includes encyclopedia entries