2008 National Conference » Speakers

Patricia Limerick

Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado where she is also a Professor of History. She was born and raised in Banning, CA and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1972. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1980 and was an Assistant Professor of History at Harvard from 1980 to 1984. In 1984 she joined the History Department at the University of Colorado, becoming a Full Professor in 1991. In 1985, she published Desert Passages, followed by her best-known work, The Legacy of Conquest on Western American History in 1987. Limerick has received a number of awards and honors, served as president of several professional organizations and advised film projects. Since 1995, the Center of American West, which she co-founded, has been her primary point of affiliation.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 4

Correcting the Past: The Memory of Historical Injury and the Hope for Remedy
Patricia Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: General Activity