Water and Ice in the Andes: A Century of Climate Change, Glacier Disasters, and Hydro-Social Conflicts
Mark Carey is an assistant professor of History in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where he teaches environmental history and the history of science. His article, "The History of Ice: How Glaciers Became an Endangered Species," won the Leopold-Hidy Prize for the best article in the journal Environmental History in 2007. In 2009, while an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University, he was awarded Virginia's "Rising Star" Outstanding Faculty Award, awarded to the most promising untenured faculty member in all departments and at all public and private colleges and universities in Virginia. Ongoing interdisciplinary collaborative research on water and climate change in the Andes is currently supported by the National Science Foundation. His book, In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society, was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press.
Presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, and the LSA Theme Semester on Water.