Olin/Rice Halls of Science, Room 249
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Edgington’s teaching explores North American environmental history, the environmental history of the world, and the history of the North American West. His research focuses on Cold War era militarized landscapes, nuclear issues, post-1945 environmental movements, and American foodways.
His first book, Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), explores the fifty-year struggle between the military, ranchers, environmentalists, and state and federal environmental agencies to shape the environment of the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. Edgington has also published articles in Agricultural History, Western Historical Quarterly, History and Technology, Natural Resources Journal, and the co-edited book Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain.
He is currently at work on an essay that examines government designed post-nuclear war food systems and a book length biography of the writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey.
- PhD in history, Temple University, 2008
- MA in history, University of New Mexico, 2003
- BA in history, University of New Mexico, 1999