Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick is the faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. In January 2016, she was appointed the Colorado State Historian and served until August 2018. She is the author of Desert Passages, The Legacy of Conquest, Something in the Soil, and A Ditch in Time. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize, she has served as president of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, the Society of American Historians, and the Organization of American Historians, as well as the vice president for teaching of the American Historical Association.

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