Director of International Studies Andrea Duffy shares what history can tell us about climate change

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the College of Liberal Arts is highlighting the environmental research and creative artistry of some of our outstanding faculty. Liberal arts disciplines bring a unique and human perspective to issues of the environment, with research and creative artistry that explores difficult issues, enables understanding, and promotes engaged dialogue.

Dr. Andrea Duffy is the Director of International Studies and a special assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts. She is a scholar of modern global environmental history, investigating the relationship between societies and the environment in European imperial contexts. In this 11-minute talk, Dr. Duffy shares what studying history can teach us about the natural and human effects of climate change.

Andrea Duffy

Andrea Duffy has been teaching at Colorado State University since Fall 2010, and has served as Director of International Studies since Fall 2013. She teaches INST core curriculum courses as well as courses in European, Islamic, and World History, and Honors. Her book, Nomad’s Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World, published in 2019, examines the impact of French environmental policy on subaltern populations in the Mediterranean region during the colonial era.