Associate Professor of History
Booker is an environmental historian whose work examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world in North America, with a particular focus on the coastal regions. His book Down by the Bay: San Francisco’s History between the Tides (University of California Press, 2013) is the first history of the West’s great estuary and first city. He has previously studied regional waste water planning, oyster piracy, wildlife refuges, and spatial methods in historical research. His current project is a history of local food production in the industrial city.