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About Leisl A. Carr-Childers

Professor Carr Childers specializes in combining public history projects and academic publication on the American West and in environmental history. Her most recent works include: The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015); “The Angry West: Understanding the Sagebrush Rebellion in Rural Nevada,” in Bridging the Distance: Common Issues in the Rural West (University of Utah Press, 2015); and “Incident at Galisteo: The 1955 Teapot Series and the Mental Landscape of Contamination,” Proving Grounds: Weapons Testing, Militarized Landscapes, and the Environmental Consequences of American Empire (University of Washington Press, 2015).


Present Assistant Professor, History, University of Northern Iowa Department of History
Grant Recipient, Humanities Iowa, University of Northern Iowa External Funding


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University of Northern Iowa
Seerley Hall 208
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0701
(319) 273-7503

Office: SRL 208
Phone: (319) 273-7503