Mark Stoll teaches environmental history and the history of religion. He is an avid hiker and backpacker, a traveler, a fan of rock and classical music, a student of languages, and a professor of history at Texas Tech University. He just published Profit: An Environmental History, an environmental history of capitalism, from Polity Books. Stoll has degrees from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. Between degrees, he lived a decade in San Francisco and traveled a year in India and Sri Lanka.
For the 40th anniversary of the journal Environmental History, the editors selected Stoll’s “Milton in Yosemite: Paradise Lost and the National Parks Idea” for its list of “path-breaking scholarship that has shaped our field.”