Welcome!

I’m Adam Mandelman, a PhD candidate working with William Cronon in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation committee also includes Craig Colten, Erika Marin-Spiotta, Gregg Mitman, and Matthew Turner.

My dissertation is a historical geography of water in the Mississippi River delta from about 1850 to the present. My research relies on a diverse range of archival documents, “landscape reading,” and interviews.

Lying at the intersections of cultural and historical geography, environmental history, and the history of science, my work draws on interdisciplinary literatures focused on water and wetlands, cultural landscapes, health and environment, infrastructure, and scientific objects.

While you’re here, feel welcome to read about my research, take a look at my CV, explore my blog about watery landscapes, or even learn more about me. You can also check out some favorite resources and links or follow me on Twitter.