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, including Applying History: The Public Alternative, Internship in Historical Studies, Introduction to Museum Studies, and Oral History. She also teaches the History of the American West and American Indian History. She specializes in place- and project-based instruction and her students have produced several noteworthy public history projects. Click here for more on the Public History program.