Hi, I'm Jason. I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Engagement in Criss Library and an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I write here regularly on my blog, contribute to the BlogWest group blog, and co-host the Overanalyze podcast.
I am a scholar of the 20th century U.S., specializing in environmental, the North American West, and digital and public history. I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Machines in the Valley: Community, Urban Change, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley. The book describes the emergence of the Silicon Valley as a political project closely tied to the region's environment, while also charting a story of "environment" becoming a central political issue.
Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a digital historian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.