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Alan Roe

Visiting Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. in History, Georgetown University, 2016      
  • M.A., History, University of Montana, 2004
  • B.A., History, Davidson College, 2000   

Research Interests

Alan Roe received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2016. He specializes in Russian and environmental history. His book, Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks will be published by Oxford University Press in 2020. At WVU, he teaches courses in European history. 


  • HIST 101: Western Civ, Antiquity to 1600
  • HIST 102: Western Civ, 1600 to present 
  • HIST 209: 20th Century Europe 


Book Manuscripts

Into Russian Nature: The History of Russian National Parks (under contract with Oxford University Press, 2020).  

Edited Volumes

Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader, co-editor with J.R. McNeill.  London: Routledge, 2012. 


“Iugyd Va National Park and the Unmet Promise of Recreational Conservation in Russia” Ab Imperio, Spring 2019

Losinyi Ostrov National Park and the Disappointments of the Russian National Park Movement” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, vol. 45, issue 3 (2018): 287-312.

“Riverine Environments” in Companion to Global Environmental History, J.R. McNeill and Erin Stewart eds. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) pp. 297-318