Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science and Policy
Areas of Specialization
He focuses on Russian and global environmental history. Entitled Into Russian Nature: National Parks and Environmental Protection in the Russian Empire, the USSR, and the Russian Federation since 1910, his book manuscript looks at how the increased interactions of the nature protection community with western counterparts inspired concerned scientists and citizens groups throughout the USSR to establish national parks in Russia. Alan teaches courses in Russian and global environmental history. When he has time, Alan enjoys backpacking and fishing.