Ian Draves

About Ian Draves

I'm a PhD student studying the evironmental history of the United States. I'm particularly interested in the relationship of sports and recreation to attitudes about nature and the develpment of environmental values in the twentieth century. My research projects have examined the rise of recreation as a primary use of reservoirs in the South and the impact of the modern environmental movment on the sport of golf in the United States. My current research focuses on the significance of water-based recreation and the development of the Southwest in the twentieth century.


Areas of Study

  • U.S. History
  • Environmental History
  • History of Sports and Recreation
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Contact Information

Ian Draves
PhD Student


  • M.A., University of Arizona, 2010
  • B.A., Auburn University, 1994

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record:

  • HIST 280 - Sports and Ethnic America (Fall 2015)
  • HIST 345 - New American West (Fall 2014)

Assisted courses:

  • HIST 432 - Era of the American Revolution (Spring 2015, Spring 2010)
  • HIST 355 - Environmental History (Fall 2012)
  • HIST 344 - U.S. Bill of Rights (Spring 2013)
  • TRAD 103 - The Making of American Culture, 1600-1877 (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009)


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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