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Karl nycklemoe

PhD Student  Karl Nycklemoe

Interests: Environmental History, Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century United States, Rivers and Wetlands, Cultural History and Memory


I am interested in America’s waterways and wetlands, and how ideas and perceptions of nature influence how humans interact with, and change, these places. Through this interpretive lens I also focus on US expansion and empire, and Euroamerican myths of civilization, frontier, and wilderness.

My current research project centers on American Christian missionizing of Indigenous peoples in the mid-nineteenth century, and how these missionaries conflated Christianity with Euroamerican-style agriculture and dreams of 'civilization.'


Advisor:  Jennifer L. Anderson