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Our People – Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest

Our People

Our People

Linda Nash

Linda Nash is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington. She specializes in environmental and cultural history in the United States in the twentieth century. Nash is the author of Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge (University of California Press, 2006), winner of the John H. Dunning Book Prize from the American Historical Association and the Sierra-Keller Book Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

Bruce Hevly

Bruce Hevly
Managing Editor, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Bruce Hevly is the managing editor of Pacific Northwest Quarterly and a past director of the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest. A historian of science and technology, he has particular interests in histories of terrestrial physics and nuclear history.

Josh Reid

Josh Reid
Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Josh Reid (Snohomish) is an associate professor of History and American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. In 2009, he earned his doctorate in history at the University of California, Davis. Yale University Press published his first monograph, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (2015) in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. It has received awards and acknowledgements from the Organization for American Historians, American Society for Ethnohistory, the Western History Association, and the North American Society for Oceanic History. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and is a Distinguished Speaker for the Western History Association.

Dr. Reid’s next monograph project examines indigenous explorers in the Pacific, from the late eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. He is also editing a volume of photographs of American Indian activist occupations and a volume about indigenous communities and violence.

Josue Estrada
Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Josue Estrada is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington. His dissertation is tentatively titled “We Can’t Be Ignored Anymore: A History of the Latina/o Voting Rights Movement, 1960-1980,” which examines the efforts by Puerto Ricans and Chicanos to secure voting rights. At the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, Estrada serves as the editorial intern for Pacific Northwest Quarterly.

Sara Early

Sara Early
Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Sara joined the staff of Pacific Northwest Quarterly as an editor in 2002. Raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, she earned a BA in Russian from Reed College. Her publishing career has spanned 20 years, including work in the financial sector and at a United Nations agency.

Kim McKaig
Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Kim McKaig first came to Pacific Northwest Quarterly as a student intern. After graduation from Whitman College, she returned, to be trained as an editor by the highly capable professionals of the former Office of Scholarly Journals.

CSPN Advisory Board

  • John M. Findlay
    Professor of History
  • Moon-Ho Jung
    Associate Professor of History
  • Alexandra Harmon
    Associate Professor of American Indian Studies

Past CSPN Directors

  • John M. Findlay, 1990-1999
  • Bruce Hevly, 1999-2008
  • Moon-Ho Jung, 2008-2013


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