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Dr. Andy Kirk

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Dr. Andy Kirk

Andrew G. Kirk is a history professor and the Director of UNLV’s Public History Program. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West. These multidisciplinary interests shaped UNLV’s public history program. In addition to his work in helping to found Preserve Nevada, Kirk is the principal investigator on a series of innovative cooperative federal and regional research partnerships. Current projects include: an eight-year partnership with the National Park Service to research the historic and cultural resources of Western National Parks, The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project and the Autry National Center Fellowship that tracks graduate students through a special material culture program culminating with a research residency at the Autry National Center in L.A. His most recent book is Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, Culture/America Series, 2007).