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Craig E. Colton
E-Mail:
ccolten@lsu.edu
Telephone:
225-578-6180
Website:
 
Interests:
Post-Disaster Recovery
Discipline(s)
Geography
Role(s):
Researcher
Location(s) of Work:
New Orleans

Current Institutional Affiliation(s)

Biography

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental Historical Geography
Urban Environments
Louisiana and the South


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Robert W.Kates, Craig Colten, Shirley Laksa, and Stephen Leatherman. 2006. “Reconstruction of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (40): 14653-14660.

Colten, Craig. 2006. “Contesting Pollution in Dixie: The Case of Corney Creek” Journal of Southern History 72: 605-634.

Colten, Craig E. 2005. An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature. Baton Rouge: LSU Press.

Colten, Craig E. 2002. "Basin Street Blues: Drainage and Environmental Equity in New Orleans, 1890-1930." Journal of Historical Geography 28: 237-57.

Colten, Craig E. 2002. "Reintroducing Nature to the City: Wetlands in New Orleans." Environmental History 7: 226-46.

Colten, Craig E., editor and contributor. 2000. Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs: Centuries of Change. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

2007-  Editor, Geographical Review.
2006    Media Achievement Award, Association of American Geographers.
2005    J.B. Jackson Prize, Association of American Geographers (awarded 2006).
2002-  Editorial Board, Environmental History.

COURSES TAUGHT

Geography of Louisiana
Historical Geography of the Environment
North America
Human Geography: Europe and the Americas
Seminar on Urban Environments
Seminar on Historical Environments of New Orleans



Publications and Resources

Journal Articles


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