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Amy Kohout

Amy is a cultural and environmental historian. Her research interests include the American West, the history of natural history, American empire, museum studies, world’s fairs, and the history of science and technology. Her current book project, based on her 2015 dissertation, explores the intersection of ideas about nature and empire through the experiences of American soldiers in the American West and the Philippines in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. She is also working on an article focused on curators, collectors, and loss for a special issue of Museum History. Amy is a founding editor of Backlist, an ongoing digital public project where historians recommend the books they love. Her work has appeared in “Rethinking History, The Appendix,” and “A Companion to the History of American Science,” and she has collaborated on a public history project with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Division of Birds.

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