Gundar Rudzitis earned his PhD at University of Chicago (geography). He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, and also has taught at Boston University and the University of Texas (Austin) as well as being a Visiting Professor at Clark University, Harvard University, University of New Mexico and Waikato University in New Zealand. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Latvia. He is concentrating on creating alternative culturally place-specific development approaches with the intent of moving beyond the simplistic development models in use today. These issues are addressed in his book, The Ongoing Transformation of the American West (University of Chicago Press, 2014). He also is the author of Wilderness and the Changing American West (Wiley, 1996). He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
Looming Showdown at Standing Rock
By Gundars Rudzitis The history of the West is strewn with the sad stories of leaders who signed unfair treaties with Native Americans in order to steal their land. They trampled Native cultures and environments in their greedy quest for wealth. Will this tradition of…
Gundars Rudzitis, November 29, 2016 4 min read