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Peter Alagona

Peter Alagona

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Peter Alagona is an associate professor of history, geography, and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern in 1995, and his PhD from UCLA in 2006. From 2006-08, he was a STS Fellow at the Kennedy School and Beagle Fellow in the Center for the Environment at Harvard. From 2008-09, he was a Bill Lane Fellow at Stanford.

He is the recipient of several awards, including a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the Harold J. Plous Award for the UCSB College of Letters and Science’s most outstanding junior faculty member, and a UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. Alagona is the author of more than 40 publications on the histories of land use, natural resource management, environmental politics, and ecological science in California and the American West, including After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California (California, 2013).

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