I’m Rachel Gross, an environmental and cultural historian of modern U.S. history and a PhD Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For my doctoral research, I write about the history of outdoor clothing and gear in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present. The project is directed by William Cronon in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I currently serve as the managing editor of Wisconsin 101, a collaborative history project that uses material culture to tell stories about Wisconsin’s past. Read a recent post I edited. I also serve on the editorial board of Edge Effects, the digital magazine of environmental humanities of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.