Dr. Adrian Howkins received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Texas in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the History Department at Colorado State University. His research focuses on global environmental history, with a particular emphasis on the Polar Regions. His publications have examined Latin American interests in the Antarctic Peninsula region, the political implications of climate change in the Arctic and Antarctica, and ways to foster a productive working relationship between history and science. Over the past fifteen years, Adrian has conducted historical research in Britain, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Greenland, and the United States. His forthcoming book An Environmental History of the Polar Regions is scheduled for publication in November 2015.
This will be Adrian’s first experience of teaching with Semester at Sea, but he has worked for two seasons as a history lecturer on board the Ocean Nova tourist vessel in the Antarctic Peninsula region. At Colorado State University Adrian teaches classes in Global Environmental History, Latin American History, the History of Antarctica, World History, and the Environmental History of Food and Drink. He is very excited about the opportunity of teaching with Semester at Sea, and looks forward to sharing his international experience and passion for history with the students, life-long learners, staff, faculty, and crew on board the World Odyssey.