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The Andrus Center welcomes Emily Wakild

Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands

Welcome Emily Wakild

The Andrus Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Emily Wakild as the Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands.

Emily earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a B.A. in History and Politics from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Before coming to Boise State University, she was an assistant professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Emily joined the Department of History in 2012 as a historian of Latin America and is a full professor (PhD) at Boise State University.  Her interest and research into environmental issues led to her take over the Environmental Studies program in 2018.

She is a historian of social and ecological change in the Americas, including the US West, and specializes in histories of conservation and animal history as well as pedagogy on the environment.

As Andrus Center Endowed Chair, Emily will advance the Environment and Public Lands mission of the Center, including the scholarship and development of the University’s students interested in these areas of study.

Emily adds, “I’m honored and excited for this opportunity to amplify and reinforce the mission of the Andrus Center and promote the legacy of environmental and public lands stewardship. I’m eager to get started developing research and collaborating with the Board and community partners.” She will begin in her new role as Chair August 2022.