History and environmental studies Professor Lissa Wadewitz researches topics related to the fishing industry in the Pacific Northwest, including the decline of the industry, conservation, political policy, illegal fishing and labor, along with U.S.-Canadian relations and border disputes.
Other areas of specialization include U.S. environmental, Western and Native American history, as well as the history of food production in the U.S. West.
Her book, The Nature of Borders: Salmon and Boundaries in the Salish Sea, was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the University of British Columbia Press in Vancouver, Canada in 2012.
Dr. Wadewitz has taught courses at Stanford University and UCLA, and now teaches at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
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