Sarah T. Phillips
- HIS 208; Fall ’18 Hours: W 11-12 and 2-3, F 10-11, and by appt.
Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of History
B.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Boston University
Twentieth-century U.S. political history, environmental and agricultural history
Sarah Phillips received her Ph.D. from the History Department at Boston University in 2004 and spent five years as an assistant professor at Columbia University before returning to BU. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, and, with co-author Shane Hamilton, The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics, published by Bedford/St. Martins in 2014. She has written essays and articles on environmental history, antebellum reform, transatlantic agricultural developments, the interwar economy, and the conservation and environmental policy of state governors. Her current book project, The Price of Plenty: From Farm to Food Politics in Postwar America, under contract with Oxford University Press, examines the domestic politics sustaining the massive farm surpluses of the post-World War II era that established the United States as the predominant and most problematic of the state actors in the international food regime. With Brooke Blower she co-edits Modern American History, a new journal from Cambridge University Press covering all aspects of the United States since the 1890s.