Faculty - Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011
Professor Carr Childers specializes in combining public history projects and academic publication on the American West and in environmental history. Her most recent works include: The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015); “The Angry West: Understanding the Sagebrush Rebellion in Rural Nevada,” in Bridging the Distance: Common Issues in the Rural West (University of Utah Press, 2015); and “Incident at Galisteo: The 1955 Teapot Series and the Mental Landscape of Contamination,” Proving Grounds: Weapons Testing, Militarized Landscapes, and the Environmental Consequences of American Empire (University of Washington Press, 2015). Click here for more publications.
Dr. Carr Childers coordinates the Public History program and teaches courses in Public History:
- Introduction to Public History
- Internship in Historical Studies
- Introduction to Museum Studies
- Digital History
- Oral History
She also teaches:
- History of the American West
- American Indian History
She specializes in place- and project-based instruction and her students have produced several noteworthy public history projects, including Fortepan Iowa and My National Parks. Click here for more on the Public History program.