Field: United States
Advisor: Karl Jacoby
Wallace "Scot" McFarlane is a doctoral student in United States History, focusing on race and ethnicity, environmental history, energy history, and borderlands in the South from Reconstruction to World War I.
Originally from East Texas and Massachusetts, Scot received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.A.T. from Tufts University. Prior to coming to Columbia, Scot taught history and writing at several schools across the country, including Chemeketa Community College in Oregon and Codman Academy Charter School in Massachusetts. During this time Scot also published an article, “Defining a Nuisance: Pollution, Science, and Environmental Politics on Maine's Androscoggin River,” on the rise of the environmental movement and the origins of the 1972 Clean Water Act.