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Emily Wakild

Boise State University | History

Emily Wakild is Associate Professor of History at Boise State University specializing in Latin American and Environmental History. She earned her B.A. from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1999 and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona in 2007. Prior to graduate school, she spent three years teaching middle school through the Teach for America program in deep South Texas. Wakild’s first book, Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico’s National Parks, (University of Arizona Press, 2011) received awards from the Conference of Latin American History, the Forest History Society, and the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies. Her current research about national parks in South America. Funded by a National Science Foundation Scholars Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, this book strives to account for the ways transnational conservation and scientific research have shaped the social and ecological regions of Amazonia and Patagonia. She lives in Boise with her adventurous husband Eric, her rambunctious two-year-old son Ray, and a ferocious black feral cat named Grizzly.

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