Megan Black is a historian of the United States and the world with specializations in political economy, environmental studies, and cultural studies. She received her PhD in American Studies from the George Washington University. Her current book project The Global Interior: America’s Quest for Mineral Frontiers in the Modern World Order argues that the overtly insular U.S. Department of the Interior was central to American efforts to target minerals beyond borders, thus forging a powerful institutional link between U.S. settler colonialism and foreign expansion.
-Finalist for the Ralph Henry Gabriel prize
-Recipient of Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize (best paper at ASA) and Annette Kolodny Prize (environmental paper at ASA)
-Serves as co-chair of the American Studies Association Students Committee
-Has received grants from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library, and Truman Library.
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