Neall W. Pogue
Environmental Historian

About Neall Pogue

2016Ph.D., History, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
2010M.A., History, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
2006Cert., (Ed.) Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
2003B.A. (with Honors) History, St. Andrews University, United Kingdom.

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Assistant Professor, the Department of History, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Environmental History (HIST F434)
History of the U.S. (HIST F131)

My research, which was recently published as a monograph by Cornell University Press in April of 2022, is titled The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement. This book is an intellectual history that offers the first historical account delineating how politically motivated white conservative evangelicals who make up the religious right ultimately learned to oppose environmental protection efforts including climate change over the last fifty years.

Book Cover for The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement by Neall W. Pogue

Stellar. Pogue draws on an impressive range of archival and secondary sources to advance a highly nuanced and provocative argument about the transformation of evangelical/fundamentalist beliefs about environment and earth care between the early 1970s and present day.”
Darren Dochuk, University of Notre Dame, author of Anointed with Oil
Pogue offers a convincing story about changes over time in evangelical environmental thought—one that many historians will find quite surprising. Given its valuable contributions to the field, this book is destined to make a splash.”
Heath W. Carter, Princeton Theological Seminary, author of Union Made
Pogue explores conservative evangelicals’ shift toward anti-environmentalism over the past half-century, superbly demonstrating the complexity of this too-often stereotyped movement. Written in highly accessible prose, The Nature of the Religious Right vastly improves our understanding of this movement’s environmental legacy.”
Robin Veldman, Texas A&M University, author of The Gospel of Climate Skepticism

Neall Pogue speaks with host Dr. John Fea on evangelicals and the environment
Podcast: The Way of Improvement Leads Home: American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life


Neall Pogue, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Department of History
Gruening Building 604C
1747 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775