Expected 2021– Ph.D. University of Oregon, History    

May 2013 M.A. Colorado State University, History

May 2010 B.A. University of Kansas, History, Phi Beta Kappa


Hayley Brazier and Mark Carey, “Environmental History, the History of Science, and the History of the Polar Regions,” The Cambridge History of the Polar Regions, eds. Adrian Howkins and Peder Roberts (forthcoming)

Hayley Brazier, “Disease, Disaster, and the Internet: Reconceptualizing Environmental Hazards in the Time of Coronavirus,” Journal of Environmental Media 1 (Aug. 2020)

Katherine Huber and Hayley Brazier, “Teaching the Ocean: Literature and History in the Study of the Sea,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (ISLE) (Oct. 2020)

Hayley Brazier, “Practicing in Place: The Environmental History Retreat,” Environmental History, Field Note, April 2016

•Review of New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives, edited by Frances Steel, Environmental History 24, no. 4 (Oct. 2019)

•Review of Speaking for the River: Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s by James V. Hillegas-Elting, Pacific Northwest Quarterly 110, no. 1 (Winter 2018/2019)

•Review of Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai’i by John Ryan Fischer, Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 3, no. 2 (2016)

Fellowships, Grants, & Awards

2020 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research and Improvement Grant, Science and Technology Studies

2020 American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science (Declined)

2020 Andrew W. Mellon/ Center for Environmental Futures Dissertation Writing Fellowship

2020 Lemelson Center, Travel to Collections Award, Smithsonian Institution

2019 Graduate Research Fellowship, Wayne Morse Center, University of Oregon

2019 John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon

2019 Richard D. Brown Summer Research Award, Department of History, University of Oregon

2019 Graduate Research Support Fellowship, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon

2018 Travel Grant, Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Transregional Academy, “Histories of Migrants Knowledges In and Across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, and Translations,” UC Berkeley

2018 Environmental Studies Department Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant, University of Oregon (Grantees: Hayley Brazier; Holly Moulton; Dr. Mark Carey; Dr. David Sutherland)

2018 Richard D. Brown Summer Research Award, Department of History, University of Oregon

2017 ENHANCE School in the Public Environmental Humanities, Travel Grant, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship, Univ. of Victoria

2017 Mini-Travel Grant, Department of History, University of Oregon

2016 Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award, University of Oregon

2015 W. Turrentine Jackson Fellowship, University of California Davis (Declined)

2015 Presidential Fellowship, Montana State University (Declined)

2012 Harry Rosenberg Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence in Western American History, Colorado State University

2010 History Honors Thesis Excellence Award, University of Kansas

2010 University Honors Program Graduate, University of Kansas

2010 History Departmental Honors, University of Kansas

2008 Melissa Evans Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Kansas

2008 Honors Program Developmental Grant, University of Kansas

2008 Office of Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Kansas

Public-Facing Writing

“An Ode to Ooze,” Items, Social Science Research Council, March 2021

The Farmers’ Reservoir and Irrigation Company, 1902-1979. Grey Paper. The Public Lands History Center, 2015. (This book-length report provides an administrative and environmental history of a Colorado irrigation company from 1902 to the 1980s).

Exhibit Panels, “Conserving the Land” and “An Eco-Friendly Fair,” for Lane County History Museum’s “Fifty Years of the Oregon Country Fair,” June 2019.

Exhibit Review, Willamette Heritage Center, “Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit: Nature and Community,” Willamette Valley Voices, April 2017.

“GIS for the Digital Humanities,” The Digital Dissertator, December 2016.

“Dr. Everett V. Richardson, 1924-2013,” Newsletter of the Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, vol. 30, no. 6, December 2013.

Research Positions

Summer 2020 Cultural Landscapes Intern, Redwoods National Park (cancelled due to COVID-19)

2019-2020 Research Assistant in the History of Oregon’s Public Lands, Center for Environmental Futures, University of Oregon

2017-2019 Program Coordinator, Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Oregon

2017-2018 Research Assistant, Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant  

“Collaborative Research: The Impact of Oceanic Forcing on the Melting of West Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers,” Grant in Polar Programs, Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, 2016-2019 (grantees Mark Carey, University of Oregon; David Sutherland, University of Oregon; Carlos Moffat, University of California, Santa Cruz; John M. Klinck, Old Dominion University; Michael Dinniman, Old Dominion University).

2016-2017 Research Assistant, Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant

“CAREER: Glaciers and Glaciology: How Nature, Field Research, and Societal Forces Shape the Earth Sciences,” Grant in Science, Technology, and Society, 2013-2018 (grantee Mark Carey, University of Oregon).

2012- 2015 Researcher, Public Lands History Center, Colorado State University

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record/ Sole Instructor:

•“History of the National Parks,” HIST 473 (online course), Summer 2018, University of Oregon

•“Oceans and Society,” Summer 2018, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA

•“Race and Ethnicity in US Environmental History,” HIST 473, Summer 2017, University of Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon:

•Winter 2017: U.S. History II, Building America

•Spring 2017: World Environmental History

•Fall 2016: Modern Germany

•Spring 2016: Vietnam War and the United States

•Winter 2016: Samurai and Film

•Fall 2015: U.S. History I

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University

•Spring 2013: History of the United States Since 1876

•Fall 2012: History of the United States Since 1876

•Spring 2012: History of the United States to 1876

•Fall 2011: History of the United States Since 1876

Public History Experience

Spring 2019 Exhibit and Research Intern, Lane County History Museum, Eugene, Oregon

July 2016 Historic Preservation Consultant, Juneau Icefield Research Program, Juneau, Alaska

2013 Molly Brown House Museum Artifact Cleaning Workshop, Denver, Colorado

2012  National Park Service and United States Forest Service Oral History Workshop, Colorado State University

2012  Intern, City of Fort Collins Historic Preservation Office, CO

2010- 2011  Curatorial Intern, Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Topeka, KS

2010 Intern, Custer Battlefield Museum, Garryowen, Montana

2008- 2010 Assistant, Art & Design Gallery, Lawrence, University of Kansas

2008 Intern, Kansas State Historical Society, Constitution Hall, Lecompton, KS

Conferences & Presentations

2020 “Undersea Cables, Groundfish, and the Territorial Dance for Oregon’s Coastal Seabed,” American Society for Environmental History, Ottawa (cancelled due to COVID-19)

2020 Ways of Water Workshop, Social Science Research Council, Arizona State University

2019    “Illustrating the Seafloor: Visualizing History at the Bottom of the Pacific,” invited participant, Forum Transregionale Studien, UC Berkeley.

2018    “Changing Ice at the Poles: Ramifications for Legal and Social Boundaries,” POLAR2018, SCAR/IASC, Davos, Switzerland. Travel supported by NSF grant #1253779.

2018    “Ice and the Ocean: Re-Envisioning the Difference Between Land and Sea,” Poster Presentation, American Society for Environmental History, Riverside, CA. Research supported by NSF grant #1253779.

2018    “Introduction to Podcasting,” co-presenter, DH@UO Workshop Series, Univ. of Oregon.

2013    “The Battle Over the Farakka Barrage: Bangladesh, India, and a Global Technocracy,” Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Colorado.

2013    “The Farmer’s Reservoir and Irrigation Company Project: Writing History for the Public,” WEST Network Conference, Pingree Park, Colorado.

2010    “The White Woman’s Struggle, the ‘Negro’s Hour,’ and the White Man’s Ambition: The 1867 Kansas Suffrage Campaign,” University of Kansas Undergraduate Research Symposium, Winner of Best Presentation.