Jennifer Garcia Peacock
James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.A. Dartmouth College
B.A. Mount Holyoke College
I specialize in 20th-century U.S. and Latinx history, environmental history, and visual culture. I am particularly interested in issues related to environmental justice, borderlands and the American West, rural place-making and spatial formation, and community-based learning.
My research examines the ways that Chicanx cultural producers such as artists and activists have (re)shaped the cultural landscape of California's Central Valley during the second half of the 20th century through visual products such as murals, poster art, pilgrimage, altars, gardens and roadside shrines.