Peter A. Kopp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Public History

575-646-4037

pkopp@nmsu.edu

Office Hours:

Wednesday, 1-3 pm

Breland 247

Education: Ph.D., University of Nevada, 2012

Curriculum Vitae: Peter A. Kopp CV

Research and Teaching Interests:  Environmental History; North American West; Public History and Museum Studies, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century U.S. in Global and Transnational Contexts

Bio: Dr. Kopp joined the NMSU history department in August of 2012 as Assistant Professor and Director of the Public History Program. His book, Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (University of California Press, 2016) argues that the craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century was the product of a complex global history that converged in the hop fields and scientific research centers of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Kopp has also written articles and developed public history projects on tourism in the American West, murals and the built environment in the Southwest borderlands, and the “green” activism of the Grateful Dead. Currently, he is preparing a manuscript on Fabián García, the “father of New Mexico chile.”

Selected Publications:

Hoptopia Cover Pic, Kopp

Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

(University of California Press, 2016)

Courses:

HIST 201: Introduction to Early American History

HIST 202: Introduction Recent American History

HIST 313/511: Making the American West (Nineteenth Century West)

HIST 315/518: From the Wild West to the Atomic West (Twentieth Century West)

HIST 397: Introduction to Public History (Fall 2016)

HIST 398: Historians and History

HIST 400/500: Museums of North America

HIST 401/508: Environmental History

HIST 545: History of the National Park Service (Fall 2016)

HIST 594: Public History Seminar

HIST 592: Nature and Society Seminar