Professor Phoebe S.K. Young teaches undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is the recipient of the 2016 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Distinction in Teaching and Pedagogy. She is also the author of two books, California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place and Camping Grounds: Public Nature in America from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement.
In our conversation, Professor Young spoke about why she chose to write about camping, and what she learned over the course of her research.