Sarah Stanford-McIntyre is a PhD candidate in the American Studies Program at the College of William & Mary. She holds a BA in American Studies and History and a MA in American Studies. Her research interests broadly include environmental history and the social impact of technology and energy systems.
In her dissertation, “Refining the Desert: The Politics of Wealth, Industrialization, and Environmental Risk in the Twentieth Century Texas Oil Industry” she seeks out the social and intellectual history behind contemporary disregard for the economic and environmental cost of oil industry expansion.
Her work has benefited from generous support from the College of William & Mary, the Walter P. Reuther Library, the Texas State Historical Association, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Her short films and other media projects can be found under the "Media" tab.
Work she has done with GIS and other software to visualize the environmental impact of petrochemical systems can be found under "Dissertation" and "Mapping Oil." An earlier project on the economic and visual networks created through twentieth century US grain co-ops can be found at Towers of Debt.
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