Emily Brock

Membership:  2014

Member Bio

Emily K. Brock conducts research on the intersections of science, business, and government in natural resource management, particularly in forest environments in the US and Asia. She studies the resilience of industrial forestlands, the development of American forest science, definitions of wilderness, and the globalization of the lumber trade. She holds a doctorate in history from Princeton University and a Masters in biology from the University of Oregon. She was a 2013 Fulbright US Senior Scholar in the Philippines, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Lane Center for the American West, and is currently an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina.
Film Interview with Emily Brock
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - American Jungle: Ecology and Industry in the Philippines, 1898-1947


  • Money Trees: Ecologists and Foresters in the Douglas Fir Forest, 1900–1944. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, forthcoming.
  • "New Patterns in Old Places: Forest History for the Global Present" in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History, edited by Andrew Isenberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "Tree Farms on Display: Presenting Industrial Forests to the Public in the Pacific Northwest, 1941–1960" Oregon Historical Quarterly 113, no. 4 (Winter 2012): 526–59.
  • "Clemons Tree Farm, Weyerhaeuser Company" The Public Historian 33, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 86–91.
  • Publications