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PhD, University of Minnesota
MA, Rutgers University
BA, The College of New Jersey
Biography / Academic Interests
Dr. Wing specializes in environmental history and early modern Spain (circa 1500-1800). His research concerns the expansion of state control over access to forest resources in early modern Spain and its empire. His academic interests also include state formation, early modern empires, global forest history, history of mapmaking, geography, and maritime history. Dr. Wing is an active member of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and the American Society for Environmental History.
At CSI, Professor Wing teaches courses on Early Modern Europe, the Atlantic World, and Environmental History, as well as the Seminar in Advanced Historical Study (HST-401). He is the faculty advisor of Alpha Xi Theta, the College of Staten Island’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Dr. Wing currently serve as the co-chair of Columbia University’s Seminar in the Renaissance.
Scholarship / Publications
Dr. Wing has secured funding from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States’ Universities, PSC-CUNY, the CUNY Academy, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and other sources.
Roots of Empire: Forests and State Power in Early Modern Spain, c.1500-1750 (Book manuscript in progress)
“Keeping Spain Afloat: State Forestry and Imperial Defense in the Sixteenth Century,” Environmental History. Volume 17, Number 1 (January 2012), 116-145.
St. Martin, Kevin and John Wing, “The discourse and discipline of GIS, Cartographica, Volume 42, Number 3, Fall 2007, p.235-248.