Carly Griffith curriculum vitae

Research Interests

Landscape Studies, Public & Environmental Humanities, Legal Geography, Cartography


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Education

Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Department of Geography, Fall 2017-Present
Advisor: William Cronon

M.A.

Brown University (Providence, RI)
Public Humanities, Department of American Studies, May 2013
Practicums: Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum of American Art

B.A.

Colby College (Waterville, ME)
Visual Culture Studies (Honors) & French, May 2011
Semester Abroad, Columbia University at Reid Hall (Paris, France)
Thesis: “The Magisterial Gaze: Albert Bierstadt, The Transcontinental Railroad, and The Transformation of the American West”
Advisor: Laura Saltz

Current Positions

Edge Effects Editor, January 2018-Present
Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Editor for Edge Effects, a digital magazine of environmental humanities and the primary publication of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

Graduate Assistantship, August 2017-Present
Geography Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
TA for environmental history and historical geography courses. Digitize research materials for William Cronon’s forthcoming book The Making of the American Landscape.

Communications Manager, August 2017-Present
Geography Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conduct student, faculty, staff, and alumni interviews. Manage content for Departmental blog and social media accounts.

CHE Graduate Associate, August 2017-Present
Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organize annual writers’ retreat and graduate student writers’ group.

Research Fellowships, Grants & Awards

2018

Public Humanities Fellow, Humanities Without Walls Consortium ($5,000)
3-week summer fellowship in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival

2017

Odebolt Fellowship Award, UW-Madison Geography Department ($2,000)

TA Experience

2018

The Making of the American Landscape, HIST/GEOG/ENVST 469, Cronon (Spr)

2017

American Environmental History, HIST/GEOG/ENVST 460, Cronon, 76 students (Fall)

Conference Presentations

2019

The Common Estate: Property, Energy, and Inheritance in Western North Dakota
Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.

2018

A Cup of Soil: Probate Reform & Legacies of Federal Indian Land Policy
Association of American Geographers, New Orleans

Symposia & Panels

2017

Co-chair of the Environmental Humanities Colloquium Symposium, University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences

2017

Organizer of the inaugural Brown Cultural Landscapes Symposium Race, Commemoration, and Public Space, University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences