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Christopher R. Conz

Historian & Educator

Drawing on eighteen years of experience as an educator, Dr. Chris Conz teaches courses in African and environmental history at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. He researches environmental history in southern Africa, especially the intersections of knowledge, agriculture, health, and development. His current book project is titled "The Poverty of Progress: A History of Environment, Knowledge, and Injustice In Lesotho," which is under contract with James Currey Publishers. He has published scholarly articles in Agricultural History, Environment & History, and the Journal of Southern African Studies. His 2020 article, "Sheep, Scab Mites, and Society," published in Environment and History, won the American Society for Environmental History's Alice Hamilton Prize for best article in the field, outside of their own journal.