Kevin C. Brown

Kevin Brown, Environment, Environmental Studies, UCSB
Postdoctoral Researcher

Office Location

Bren 4011 (Floor 4L)

Specialization

Environmental History, Western History, History of Science, and Wildlife and Endangered Species History

Education

  • Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.A., History, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A., History and Economics, Bucknell University

Bio

Kevin received his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012, where he wrote a dissertation on the lumber industry and forestry in Minnesota and Louisiana from the 1890s to the 1930s. After a brief stint as a journalist, he spent  three years writing an environmental history of an endangered desert fish (Devils Hole pupfish) for the National Park Service. He is now working on a book manuscript based on this research. At UCSB, he is investigating the history of land use, ecological change, and climate on California’s Channel Islands during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Research