Marsha Weisiger

National (2000)

Academic

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

Marsha Weisiger is the Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History and an Associate Professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country (University of Washington Press, 2009), a book about Navajo pastoralism, gender relations, and environmental justice, which received the Hal K. Rothman award from the Western History Association, the Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, and the Caroline Bancroft Honor Book Award from the Denver Public Library. She also wrote Land of Plenty, a history of migrant agricultural workers (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teaches courses in environmental history and U.S. western history.