Editorial Team Profiles

Editors


Elizabeth DeLoughrey is a Professor in English and at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her training is in postcolonial literature and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on Caribbean and indigenous Pacific Island literatures and arts. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (U of Virginia Press, 2005), Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (Routledge, 2015). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (University of Hawai`i Press, 2007) and a book about climate change and the literary and visual arts entitled Allegories of the Anthropocene forthcoming from Duke UP. In addition, her work in postcolonial, Caribbean, oceanic and island studies, and indigenous Pacific studies has appeared in PMLA, Public Culture, Small Axe, Cultural Geographies, Intersections, and other journals.

Thom van Dooren is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021) in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. His current research and writing focus on some of the many philosophical, ethical, cultural, and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions and human entanglements with threatened species and places. He is the author of Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (2014), Making Worlds With Crows: A Multispecies Ethics (2018), and co-editor of Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death, and Generations (2017), all published by Columbia University Press. His current major research project focuses on Cultures of Extinction in the Pacific and includes both field philosophical work in Hawai`i and a series of public environmental humanities collaborations that are working to produce a multimedia living-archive of extinction stories from around the region. Van Dooren has held visiting positions at the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA (2005, 2010) the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in Stockholm (2014), and has been a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, Munich (2014-16, intermittent). www.thomvandooren.org

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Associate Editors


Marco Armiero is the Director of the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He has been post-doctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Autonomous University in Barcelona, and the Center for Social Sciences at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Holding a PhD in Economic History, Marco is an environmental historian and political ecologist. He works on nation and nature, environmental justice and ecological conflicts, and migrations and the environment. In English Marco has published A Rugged Nation: Mountains and the Making of Modern Italy (2011) and several articles in Left History, Radical History Review, Environment and History, Modern Italy, and Capitalism Nature Socialism, where he also serves as a senior editor. He has co-edited with Marcus Hall the book Nature and History in Modern Italy (2010) and with Lise Sedrez The History of Environmentalism (2014).

Cecilia Åsberg is Docent and Full Professor of Gender, Nature, Culture at Linköping University, Sweden. Her work connects feminist theory-practices, eco-cultural studies, science and technology studies (science and literature studies), medical and environmental humanities and human animal studies, new media studies and visual culture, queer theory, body studies (ageing, life and death), bioethics and posthuman politics into feminist or queer forms of the posthumanities that enliven, question and flesh out the (more-than-) human of the humanities in a fast changing world. Her first monograph (2005) Genetiska föreställningar, was on the genetic imaginary of the popularized life sciences. Recent publications have focused on toxic embodiment, pharmaceutical cultures, laboratory life, chemical waste in the Baltic Sea, posthuman ethics and multispecies justice, see Animal Places: Lively Cartographies of Human-Animal relations, eds Jacob Bull, Tora Holmberg, Cecilia Åsberg (Routledge 2018) or A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities, eds Cecilia Åsberg, Rosi Braidotti (Springer 2018). Åsberg is Founding Director (since 2008) of the Posthumanities Hub, and of, its off-shoot, The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, the Swedish-international research programme in the environmental humanities. The Seed Box includes a research training school for PhD-students, postdoc exchanges, visiting scholars, and a vibrant project portfolio and Seed Money to advance environmental humanities research from traditions to postdisciplinary transitions informed by equitable justice, gender and (bio-)diversity awareness.

Julie Doyle is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Brighton (UK) and Director of its Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics; an interdisciplinary centre that explores the interconnected ecological, spatial and cultural dimensions of global and planetary challenges. An expert on climate change communication, Professor Doyle’s research examines how visual media, communication and popular culture shapes climate change understanding, engagement and action. Author of Mediating Climate Change (Routledge, 2011) and Citizen Voices: Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication (Intellect, 2012 – co-edited with L. Philips and A. Carvalho), she has published widely on topics that include NGO climate activism, climate science communication, celebrity veganism, climate arts and creative approaches to youth climate engagement. Professor Doyle has worked collaboratively with visual artists and practitioners, and provided consultancy for environmental NGOs, government, and the sustainability communications sector on best practice for climate and environmental communication. She has also played a key role in the professionalisation of environmental communication as an interdisciplinary academic field: on the founding Board of Directors of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA); as co-founder and former Vice-Chair of the ‘Science and Environment Communication Section’ of ECREA; and as Co-Judge of the IAMCR’s inaugural ‘Climate Communication Research Award’.

David Farrier is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he convenes the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network (www.environmentalhumanities.ed.ac.uk). He has published articles on a range of ecocritical subjects in Green Letters, ISLE, Interventions, Journal of Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities, and Textual Practice, and his writing on deep time and the Anthropocene has also appeared in Aeon Magazine and The Atlantic. He recently completed Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones and Extinction, a study of contemporary poetry in the Anthropocene, to be published the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. He is also currently writing a book for a general audience about the world we will leave behind us, and the landmarks and material traces we are creating that will persist into the deep future. His proposal for Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils won the Royal Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Award for Non-Fiction in 2017. Footprints will be published by 4th Estate and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and in French, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese translation, in 2019.

Jamie Lorimer is an environmental geographer based in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Jamie’s research explores the histories, politics and cultures of wildlife conservation. Past projects have ranged across scales and organisms – from elephants to hookworms. Most recently he has been working on the social dimensions of the microbiome, tracing the rise of the microbial human and developing methods for engaging publics with next generation sequencing (www.goodgerms.org). In 2018, he will be on a British Academy Fellowship writing a book about a probiotic turn in the governance of life in the Anthropocene. This project will draw together past work in rewilding inside and beyond the human body. Jamie will also be embarking on a new interdisciplinary project on the futures of animal sourced foods. This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Jamie is the author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature (Minnesota, 2015).

Salma Monani is Associate Professor at Gettysburg College’s Environmental Studies department. As a humanities scholar her research and teaching include explorations in literary ecocriticism and cine-ecocriticism.  She is co-editor (with Joni Adamson) of Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (Routledge/Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Literature, 2016), and has co-edited, with Steve Rust and Sean Cubitt, Ecocinema Theory and Practice (Routledge/AFI 2013), and Ecomedia: Key Concepts (Routledge/Earthscan, 2015).  Many of her publications explore Indigenous media’s ecocritical dimensions and have appeared in peer reviewed journals such as Studies in American Indian Literature (SAIL), Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), Environmental Communication and NECSUS. She was a writing fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany  (2015-2016).  She is visiting scholar at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) at the University of Colorado-Boulder (2017-2018), where she is working on a monograph, Indigenous Ecocinema: Decolonizing Practices from North America.

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Astrida Neimanis writes mostly about bodies, water and weather, in an intersectional feminist mode. Her research is interdisciplinary and collaborative; some of her recent and ongoing projects include organization of the arts-sciences collaboration Going Underground (with Perdita Phillips) and Everyday Militarisms (with Tess Lea). She is also co-coordinator (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton) of the COMPOSTING feminisms and the environmental humanities reading and research group, and a member of The Weathering Collective (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Tessa Zettel, Rebecca Giggs and Kate Wright). In 2015, she initiated the (Feminist, Queer and Anticolonial Propositions for) Hacking the Anthropocene! event series, which is now being rearticulated as a living book (in collaboration with Jennifer Hamilton, Susan Reid and Sigi Jottkandt). Her most recent monograph is Bodies of Water: Postman Feminist Phenomenology (Bloomsbury 2017); her current book project explores water as an archive of feeling in relation to industrialization, militarization and extraction. She is also scientific director the “Deep Waters” cluster of The Seed Box: Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (Linköping University, Sweden). Astrida is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, on Gadigal land, in Australia.

Stephanie Posthumus is Associate Professor of European literatures in McGill University’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. A pioneering scholar of French ecocriticism, she has published articles in leading journals such as MosaicFrench StudiesContemporary French & Francophone Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment, and Fixxion. Her co-edited collection French Thinking about Animals (2015) opens up a cross-disciplinary dialogue around the animal question in France today, while her monograph French Écocritique: Reading French Theory and Fiction Ecologically proposes new readings of the work of Félix Guattari, Bruno Latour, and Michel Serres (University of Toronto Press, March 2017). In the emerging area of the Digital Environmental Humanities (www.dig-eh.org), she is exploring the ways in which digital text analysis can be used in the environmental studies. She has recently been engaging with posthumanism as a way of understanding our relationships with and responsibilities towards animals, machines, and plant matter.


Living Lexicon Editors


Emily O’Gorman is an environmental historian with interdisciplinary research interests within the environmental humanities. Her research is primarily concerned with contested knowledges within broader cultural framings of authority, expertise, and landscapes, and has focused on the Murray-Darling Basin, a region rich in environmental contestations. Currently a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, she holds PhD from ANU and undertook a postdoctoral candidacy at the University of Wollongong. She is the author of Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin (2012) and co-editor of Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand (2014, with James Beattie and Matthew Henry) and Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History (2015, with Beattie and Edward Melillo).

Kate Wright is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New England, Armidale. The focus of her research is the important role played by more-­than-human communities in working toward social and environmental justice, with a particular emphasis on decolonisation in Australia. Her current project is a collaboration with Armidale’s Aboriginal community to develop and maintain a community garden at the old East Armidale Aboriginal Reserve site as an activist platform for Aboriginal reclamation and cultural revival. This public environmental humanities research project experiments with novel multispecies assemblages and more-than-human methodologies to develop alternatives to neoliberal, colonial and anthropocentric modes of living and thinking. Kate recently published her first monograph, focused on decolonising philosophy and writing through intimate, embodied and situated encounters with the more-than-human world, titled Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More-than-human Encounters in the Routledge Environmental Humanities Series (2017). Kate holds a PhD from Macquarie University that received the Vice Chancellors Commendation for Excellence in Research.


Editorial Assistant


Kristen Cardon is a PhD student in the English Department at UCLA. Her fields are postcolonial, British, and queer literature of the 20th and 21st centuries with additional emphasis in disability studies and environmental humanities. She has a B.A. and M.A., both in English Literature, from Brigham Young University, where her research focused on connections between twentieth century literature and early modern drama. Kristen’s present project is an interdisciplinary study of suicide notes, in relation to both literary form and to species suicide in the Anthropocene.