Holly Karibo, assistant professor of history at OSU, is dedicated to using the past to examine key debates in contemporary society. To do so, she is working on two book projects. The first, “A New Home on the Range,” examines the history of drug-treatment programs in the American West during the 20th century. It focuses on the Fort Worth Narcotics Farm, one of two federally funded drug-treatment centers that operated in the country between the 1930s and 1970s. The book explores the shifting ways in which medical and legal experts approached narcotics treatment at the Texas facility, and how those approaches were shaped by specific mandates at the federal level. By blending intellectual and social history, the project provides a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between federal treatment methods and the individuals whose lives they were designed to improve. It will also research where federal treatment programs were successful, and where they fell short of their stated objectives. In this way, Karibo hopes to provide historical context that can help us better understand our current debates over drug addiction, the opioid crisis and treatment approaches. Karibo’s second book project engages directly with contemporary debates over policing practices and border politics. In this co-edited volume, Karibo traces the long history of policing practices along the U.S., Canada and Mexico borderlands, and how borderland residents often pushed back against federal efforts to control their local communities.