Paul Sutter

Paul Sutter is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in History and a Faculty Affiliate in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1997, where he studied with Donald Worster. He then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia from 1997-2000, and he was a member of the History Department at the University of Georgia from 2000-2009. Paul is the author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (University of Washington Press, 2002) and Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’ and the Soils of the South (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming in 2015); he is co-author of The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard-Neel Approach (University of Georgia Press, 2010), and co-editor of Environmental History and the American South: A Reader (University of Georgia Press, 2009). Paul has published numerous articles and book chapters on the American wilderness movement, southern environmental history, U.S. imperial environmental history, and environmental historiography – including a recent state-of-the-field essay in the Journal of American History. He is the series editor for “Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books,” published by the University of Washington Press, and he was the founding editor of the “Environmental History and the American South” book series published by the University of Georgia Press. Paul has held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Institutes of Health.  He is currently working on a book, tentatively titled “Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: Environment, Disease, Race, and the U.S. Sanitary Program in Panama, 1904-1914,” which interprets American expansion and imperial public health through the lens of environmental history.