Erin Stewart Mauldin

Erin Stewart Mauldin

Assistant Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Beeson Hall 111
Phone: 205-726-2209

Erin Mauldin received her Ph.D. with distinction in U.S. Environmental History from Georgetown University. Her research interests center on intersection of race, environment, and economic inequality in the nineteenth-century U.S. South. Her monograph, Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of the Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South, is based on her award-winning dissertation and will be published by Oxford University Press in May 2018. She co-edited A Companion to Global Environmental History with J.R. McNeill for Wiley-Blackwell Press, and has published book chapters in U.S. environmental history and the environmental aspects of Reconstruction. Recently, her work on the ecology of emancipation has appeared in The Journal of the Civil War Era and The Alabama Review. She began a position as the Book Review Editor for Agricultural History in January 2017.

Dr. Mauldin teaches classes in U.S. history, Environmental History, World History, Geography, and writing. Her husband, Daniel, is a police officer with the city of Birmingham, and they have a four-year-old son, Jack.

More information about her research, professional service, and teaching can be found on her personal website.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A. - Samford University
  • M.A. - Georgetown University
  • Ph.D. - Georgetown University


  • U. S. and Global Environmental History
  • the Atlantic World
  • 19th Century U.S.
  • Civil War and Reconstruction

Classes Taught

  • Landscapes of the American South
  • Global Perspectives (World History since 1500)
  • War and the Environment
  • The Historian’s Craft
  • U.S. History since 1865
  • Communication Arts (writing and public speaking)
  • Directed Independent Studies and Internships


  • Co-editor, Companion to Global Environmental History (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
  • "Environmental History of the United States," pp. 132-152, in Companion to Global Environmental History (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
  • “Freedom and Ecological Change in the Cotton South,” forthcoming in The Journal of the Civil War Era (2017)
  • “The Stockman’s War: Hog Cholera and the Closing of the Open Range in the Alabama Black Belt,” forthcoming in a special issue of The Alabama Review (2017)