Columbia Chair in the History of the American West
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1988
B.A., University of Portland, 1983
Academic & Professional Interests
Professor Boag's teaching and research focus on the history of the American West, the Pacific Northwest, modern America, the environment, and sexuality.
Professor Boag is author of Re-Dressing America's Frontier Past (University of California Press, 2011), Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest (University of California Press, 2003), and Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon (University of California Press, 1992).
He has contributed essays to City Dreams, Country Schemes: Community and Identity in the American West (University of Nevada Press, 2011), Women's Experiences on the North American Plains (Texas Tech University Press, 2011), and Seeing Nature through Gender (University Press of Kansas, 2003).His current project concerns parricide and America's agrarian crisis, 1880–1910.