My research interrogates the connections between environment and economics that originated on the American frontier and have spread around the globe leading to the present obsession with market-based solutions to ecological and climate crises. I have broad interests in Western US history, Pacific Rim history, the history of capitalism, agriculture and rural life, environment and ecology, and economic theory, and my specific research focuses on cattle ranching.

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Invisible Hooves: Markets and the Environment in the History of American and Transnational Cattle Ranching, 1870-Present