I’m Rachel Gross, an environmental and cultural historian of modern U.S. history and a Postdoctoral Teaching, Research, and Mentoring Fellow at the Davidson Honors College of the University of Montana.
For my doctoral research, I wrote about the history of outdoor clothing and gear in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present. The project was directed by William Cronon in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From January – July 2017 I served 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. In 2016-2017, I also served 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.