Zachary Nowak is an environmental and spatial historian focused on the history of the United States in the nineteenth-century. He looks for stories in history’s vacant lots, railyards, and cracks in the sidewalk. Nowak also has done and continues to do research on global food history. He’s an accomplished instructor prepared to teach global history, U.S. history surveys, and courses in the environmental humanities and food studies.

Nowak is currently finishing his PhD in American Studies at Harvard University. Since 2011 he has also been the Associate Director of the Food & Sustainability Studies Program at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy.

His CV is here.