Maher, Neil

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  • Professor of History, 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.


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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