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Emily Wakild publishes article in American Historical Review

Studio portrait of Emily Waklid.

Emily Wakild, a professor of history and director of the environmental studies program, has published an article in the American Historical Review, which the journal of record for academic history scholarship.

Wakild’s article, “Saving the Vicuña: The Political, Biophysical, and Cultural History of Wild Animal Conservation in Peru, 1964–2000,” is drawn from research she did in Peru with Boise State McNair Scholar Osciel Salazar (’14). It examines the role of political transitions and conservation policies regarding the vicuña, a smaller, wild cousin to the llama.