I teach global environmental history at Colorado State University. My research interests focus on the history of the Polar Regions, especially Antarctica. I am a faculty council member of the Public Lands History Center (PLHC) at Colorado State, and a co-PI on the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Site (MCM LTER). I teach classes in World Environmental History, Antarctic History, Latin American History, World History, and the History of Food and Drink.
A. Howkins, The Polar Regions: An Environmental History (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016);
A. Hicks and A. Howkins, “Tipping the Iceberg: A Collaborative Approach to Redesigning the Undergraduate Research Assignment in an Antarctic History Capstone Seminar” The History Teacher 48(2) (2015), 339-370;
A. Howkins, “Experiments in the Anthropocene: Climate Change and History in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica,” in a forum on climate change and history published in Environmental History in April 2014. The forum as a whole is referenced as Carey, M., et al. (2014). "Forum Introduction." Environmental History 19 (2): 282-364;
A. Howkins, “The significance of the frontier in Antarctic history: how the US West has shaped the geopolitics of the far South” Polar Journal 3 (2013), 9-30;
B. Luedtke and A. Howkins, “Polarized Climates: the distinctive histories of climate change and politics in the Arctic and Antarctica since the beginning of the Cold War” WIRES Climate Change 3 (2012) 145-159;
A. Howkins, “Melting Empires: Climate Change and Politics in Antarctica Since the International Geophysical Year” Osiris 26 (2011) 180-197;
Spring 2016: HIST 171 World History Since 1500 - Syllabus