Nancy Langston

Professor of Environmental History in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University

About Langston

Nancy Langston is Professor of Environmental History in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

Her books include Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares (UWPress 1995); Where Land and Water Meet (UWPress 2003); Toxic Bodies (Yale 2010) and the forthcoming Sustaining Lake Superior (Yale 2017). She has also written 74 articles.

During 2012-2013, she was the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor at Umeå University, Sweden. Past-president of the American Society for Environmental History (2007-2009), she served as Editor of Environmental History.

She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Umeå University and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Forest Dreams won the 1997 Forest History Society Book Prize and a recent essay won the Leopold-Hidy Prize.