By Joni Adamson

About Joni Adamson

Joni Adamson is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Senior Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability at Arizona State University. She served as President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) in 2012 and co-leads Humanities for the Environment, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seed-funded networking project ( She is the author of American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism (2001) and peer-reviewed articles and chapters on environmental justice, food justice, global indigenous studies, and cosmopolitics. She is coeditor of five collections, including Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (forthcoming), American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship (2013), and The Environmental Justice Reader (2002).

Welcome, Keywords for Environmental Studies

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Keywords for Environmental Studies, the fifth volume in NYU Press’s Keywords series. Our goal in producing the volume has been to create a new “state of the field” inventory and analysis of the central terms and debates currently structuring the most exciting research in and across environmental studies, including the environmental humanities, environmental social sciences, sustainability sciences, and the sciences of nature.

The breadth of this approach means that while our volume shares many of the central features of the other books in the series—incisive essays on key terms in the field, a comprehensive bibliography, an open invitation to discussion and dialogue—it’s also unique in that our contributors hail not only from the humanities and social sciences but also from the environmental sciences. In this volume you will find contributions from distinguished voices in an appropriately wide range of areas, including …

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