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History | Peter Boag

Professor and Columbia Chair in the History of the American West

VCLS 208F
360-546-9719
boag@wsu.edu

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Education

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1988

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Boag’s teaching and research interests focus on society and culture in the U.S. (1850-1950), the Pacific Northwest, and the American West.

Publications

Professor Boag is currently working on three projects—a book on parricide and the American agrarian crisis, 1873-1900; a biography of the early Pacific Northwest landscape painter, William Samuel Parrott (1844-1915), and a study of his own ancestors’ story in the context of world history. He is the author of three books, Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon (University of California Press, 1992), Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest (University of California Press, 2003), and Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past (University of California Press, 2011). He has also written articles, essays, and book chapters on the history of gender, sexuality, the environment, and culture in the American West and the Pacific Northwest.

       

Honors & Awards

Queer Heroes Northwest, 2018

Ray Allen Billington Prize, Best Book in American Frontier History, Organization of American Historians, 2013

Over the Rainbow Books Commendation, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, American Library Association, 2013

Fulbright German Distinguished Chair, 2012-2013

Lambda Literary Award, Finalist, Transgender Nonfiction, 2012

Armitage-Jameson Book Prize, Coalition for Western Women’s History, honorable mention, 2012

Audre Lorde Prize, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History, American Historical Association, 2006

Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize, Coalition for Western Women’s History, honorable mention, 2006

Joel Palmer Award, Best article, Oregon Historical Quarterly, 2001, 2005

Oscar O. Winter Prize, Best article in the Western Historical Quarterly, 2006

Washington State University