Christine Woodside

Christine Woodside is journalist specializing in environment, American history, and mountain adventure. She is the editor of Appalachia, a journal of mountaineering and conservation. She writes for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team and many other outlets.

She earned a master’s degree in history from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Her book Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books (Arcade) traces the influence of the early libertarian political movement on the iconic children’s pioneer books. She taught journalism at UConn Hartford and UConn Stamford in 2019. She was a fellow with the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island and served on its advisory board for many years. She worked for newspapers, including The Day of New London, Connecticut.

Her backcountry adventure experience includes thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. She has edited several books, including New Wilderness Voices (University Press of New England, 2017), reflecting her mission to help new writers.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Residence
University of Connecticut Journalism Department