Department of History

Washburn Hall, 80 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

401.874.2528 (p); 401.874.2595 (f)

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Spring 2018 Deadlines


Jan. 28 – End of Open Add period

Feb. 4 – End of Permission Number Add Period

Feb. 4 – Last day to add Pass/Fail Option

Feb. 12 – Last day to drop class without a “W” on Academic Record

Mar. 5 – Last day to drop classes

Mar. 12-18 – Spring Break

Mar. 23 – Last day to change from Pass/Fail Option

Apr. 30 – Last day of classes


Erik Loomis

  • Associate Professor
  • Tucker House, Rm 207
  • Phone: 401.874.4078
  • Email:


  • labor and environmental history of the United States
  • global capitalism
  • U.S. West


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2008
  • M.A., University of Tennessee, 1999
  • B.A., University of Oregon, 1996



Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests
Cambridge University Press, March 2016

Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe
The New Press, June 2015

No Retreat, No Surrender: American History in Ten Strikes
Under contract with The New Press

Soil and Steel: The New Deal Roots of Labor-Environmental Coalitions Book in progress


“When Loggers Were Green: Lumber, Labor, and Conservation, 1937-48”
Western Historical Quarterly, November 2015

“Reforestation Cooperatives and Countercultural Work in Northwestern Forests, 1970-1985”
Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Winter 2015

“High Winds and Sun: Southeastern Colorado and the Dust Bowl”
Colorado Heritage, September/October 2013, 16-19.

“Preserving Nature to Preserve the Republic: Laurens Bolles, New Mexico’s Cold War Conservationist,”
New Mexico Historical Review 88, no.3 (Winter 2013): 41-64.

“Lives Under the Canopy: Spotted Owls and Loggers in Western Forests,” with Ryan H. Edgington.
Natural Resources Journal 52, no.1 (Spring 2012): 99-134.

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