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Lawrence Culver

Lawrence Culver

Associate Professor

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Office Location: Old Main 321H
IconPhone: (435) 797-3101


PhD, History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

MA, History, Utah State University, 1997

BA, History and English, University of Montevallo, 1994


Lawrence Culver is Associate Professor of History, specializing in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, American West, and environmental and urban history. His publications include The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America (2010), “Seeing Climate through Culture” in Environmental History (April 2014), and “Confluences of Nature and Culture: Cities in Environmental History,” in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (2014). He has held research fellowships at the Rachel Carson Center at the University of Munich and the Huntington Library. His current book project is Manifest Disaster: Climate and the Making of America.