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Andy Horowitz, Environmental Studies at Tulane University

Andy Horowitz

Associate Professor of History
Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor, School of Liberal Arts
Hebert Hall 326A


Andy Horowitz specializes in modern American history. His research explores disasters and the questions they give rise to about race, class, community, trauma, inequality, the welfare state, metropolitan development, extractive industry, and environmental change. He is the author of Katrina: A History, 1915–2015 (Harvard University press, 2020), co-editor of Critical Disaster Studies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), and served as guest editor for “Human/Nature,” a 2021 special issue of Southern Cultures. He also has published essays in The Atlantic, Time, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and the New York Times

EVST courses taught:

American Environmental History (HISU 2670)
Disasters in America: Political, Cultural, and Environmental Histories (HISU 6270)
The Katrina Disaster Now
Wilderness in the American Imagination (HISU 6910)
Twentieth Century America
The Climate Crisis