Travis Campbell is an assistant professor of economics at Southern Oregon University. His research applies microeconomics to social justice issues, focusing on economic inequalities by race, gender and sexuality in the U.S. His other research focuses on social movements and public health policy, among other topics. His research has been published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Health Economics, Metroeconomica, and others. He uses his research expertise to incorporate the economics of race, gender, and sexuality into all of his courses. At SOU he teaches Micro and Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods and Application, Healthcare Economics, Labor Economics, and Gender Issues in Economics.
In 1910, fire rampaged through western Montana and northern Idaho, burning more than 3 million acres of prime timber, destroying towns and buildings, and causing many fatalities. This Great Fire of 1910, or “Big Burn,” was a political catalyst for our current human-fire relationship. Multiple policies followed that focused on and prioritized fire exclusion, suppressing […]