Katherine Morrissey

About Katherine Morrissey

I research, teach and publish in the related areas of culturalenvironmentalborderlands/Southwest and north American West history. I pursue my interdisciplinary interests as a faculty affiliate of Arid Lands Resource Sciences (Graduate Interdisciplinary Program), Gender and Women's Studies DepartmentGlobal Change (Graduate Interdisciplinary Program), Institute of the Environment, and the Southwest Land, Culture and Society Program (Anthropology).

Areas of Study

United States History, Environmental History

Research Interests

As a cultural historian of the North American West, I use my interdisciplinary training in American Studies to study the complexities involved in the modern cultural transformations of this diverse region from the late 19th through the 20th century. In my scholarship I employ analytical approaches from cultural studies, environmental history and gender studies, to explore the historical interplay between material practices and mental constructions. In particular studies, I explore how sets of ideas and meanings reciprocally shape, and are shaped by, material circumstances at the local and regional levels.

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Contact Information

Katherine Morrissey
Associate Professor, Tenured
Telephone: 520 626-8429
Office: CHVZ 330
Office Hours: T 11AM - 12:30PM, W 10AM - 12:30PM (Spring 2019)
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Us

Department of History
César E. Chávez Bldg.
Main Office, Room 415 
1110 James E. Rogers Way
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email: history@email.arizona.edu
Tel: (520) 621-1586
Fax: (520) 621-2422