Sarah T. Phillips
- HIS 208, Spring ’13 Hours: T 2-4
Director of Undergraduate 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 in 2009. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (Cambridge, 2007), and “Environmental History” in Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr, eds., American History Now (Temple, 2011). She has also written articles and essays on antebellum agricultural 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, 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 co-author Shane Hamilton she is also finishing a text on the 1959 Kitchen Debate for Bedford St. Martins.