Maher, Neil

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  • Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University at Newark
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Professor Maher is an environmental and political historian of the 20th Century United States.  His current research and teaching examines environmental inequality and environmental justice activism in post-1945 America.  Maher has developed a searchable digital archive that showcases his students’ research on environmental inequality in the postwar United States, and most recently published essays and op-eds in the New York Times and the Washington Post. During the 2022-2023 academic year, he will be a resident Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in Manhattan, where he will be researching and writing an environmental justice history of Newark, New Jersey.




Maher, N. Why We Need a New Civilian Conservation Corps — And How to Do It Data For Progress Report, pp. 1-6. The Justice Collaborative, 2020.

Maher, N. Bringing the Environment Back In: A Transnational History of Landsat. In How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology, pp. 201-224. University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Maher, N. Whole Earth without Borders: Earth Photographs, Space Data, and the Importance of Visual Culture within Environmental History in: A Field on Fire: Essays on the Future of Environmental History, pp. 189-208. University of Alabama Press, 2019.


Maher, N. The Keys to Ensuring That a Green New Deal Succeeds Washington Post August 7, 2019. 

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