Mark R. Stoll

Environmental Historian

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About Mark Stoll

Mark Stoll teaches environmental history and the history of religion. He is an avid hiker and backpacker, a traveler, a fan of rock and classical music, a student of languages, and a professor of history at Texas Tech University. He is currently writing an environmental history of capitalism. Stoll has degrees from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. Between degrees, he lived in San Francisco and traveled a year in India and Sri Lanka.

Recent honor: For the 40th anniversary of the journal Environmental History, the editors listed "path-breaking scholarship that has shaped our field," including Stoll's "Milton in Yosemite: Paradise Lost and the National Parks Idea."


Recent Awards

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Texas Tech University Humanities Center
Faculty Fellow Appointment
Spring 2019

Upcoming Awards

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Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Writing Fellowship
Fall 2019


Visits to iconic places in environmental and religious history

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6 May 2018
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco

Built 1895 by Rev. Joseph Worcester with contributions by Bernard Maybeck, William Keith, Gustav Stickley, and others

29 May-11 June, 2016
England and Scotland

John Knox, Richard Mather, William Wordsworth, John Muir, and John Lennon

27 June 2014

The Wall of the Reformation
Geneva, Switzerland

21-24 May 2012
Cradle of Conservation

The Catskills, the Adirondacks, Woodstock (Vt.), and Northampton

28 & 30 March 2012
Wisconsin's Environmental Saints

John Muir country, Marquette County, and Aldo Leopold's Shack in Sand County

September 2008
Kings Canyon National Park

Muir Pass on the John Muir Trail


Blog Posts, Interviews, and Video Lectures

2016 2015

Reviews of Inherit the Holy Mountain