Contributors

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 (hfe-observatories.org). 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).

Julian Agyeman is a Professor in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. His research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment and the effects of this on policy and planning processes and outcomes in relation to notions of justice and equity. His books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World, Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice, and Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability.

Stacy Alaimo is Professor of English and Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her publications include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010), which won the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) book award for ecocriticism; and Material Feminisms (2008), which she coedited. She has served on the MLA Division of Literature and Science and the inaugural committee of the new MLA forum for Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities. She is currently editing the Matter for the Gender series of Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, and is writing two books: “Protest and Pleasure: New Materialism, Environmental Activism” and “Feminist Exposure and Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss.”

Vermonja R. Alston is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Equity Studies at York University in Toronto. She has published articles on environmental justice, poetry and poetics, and cosmopolitanism in journals and edited volumes. Alston has completed a manuscript on twentieth-century African American and Caribbean cosmopolitanism. She teaches postcolonial literary studies, ecocriticism, indigenous literature of the Americas, and Caribbean poetry and poetics.

Karla Armbruster is a Professor in the English Department at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. A past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, she is coeditor of Beyond Nature Writing: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism and The Bioregional Imagination: New Perspectives on Literature, Ecology, and Place. Her current project is a book of narrative criticism about the wildness of dogs in literature, popular culture, and everyday life.

Stefania Barca is Senior Research Associate at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is the author of Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796–1916, winner of the Turku book prize for 2011 (jointly awarded by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society [LMU Munich] and the European Society for Environmental History).

Kamaljit S. Bawa is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, and Founder-President of the Bangalore-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE). He has published more than 200 scientific papers and ten authored or edited books and monographs. He is a recipient of the Gunnerus Prize in Sustainability Science, the MIDORI international Prize in Biodiversity, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. His latest book, Himalaya: Mountains of Life, a sequel to Sahyadris: India’s Western Ghats, was published in 2013.

Mario Blaser is the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the author of Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond (2010), and coeditor of Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for the Global Age (2010) and In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and the Environment (2004).

Phil Brown is University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences and Director of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University. He is the author of No Safe Place: Toxic Waste, Leukemia, and Community Action and Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement, and coeditor of Social Movements in Health and Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements. He studies biomonitoring and household exposure, social policy concerning flame retardants, reporting back data to participants, and health social movements. 

Robert J. Brulle is a Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science in the Department of Sociology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the U.S. environmental movement, critical theory, and public participation in environmental policy making. He is the author of over seventy articles in these areas and of Agency, Democracy, and the Environment: The U.S. Environmental Movement from the Perspective of Critical Theory, as well as coeditor, with David Pellow, of Power, Justice, and the Environment and coeditor, with Riley Dunlap, of Climate Change and Society. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2012.

Lawrence Buell is Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature at Harvard. His books include The Environmental Imagination (1995), Writing for an Endangered World (2001), and The Future of Environmental Criticism (2005). He has held fellowships from the Mellon and Guggenheim foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2007 he received the Modern Language Association’s Jay Hubbell Award for lifetime contributions to American literature scholarship.

Sarah Phillips Casteel is an Associate Professor of English at Carleton University. She is the author of Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (2007) and the coeditor with Winfried Siemerling of Canada and Its Americas: Transnational Navigations (2010).

Noel Castree is Professor of Geography at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and the University of Manchester, England. Among other things, he is interested in the construction, circulation, and reception of ideas about “nature.” He is author, most recently, of Making Sense of Nature: Representation, Politics, and Democracy (2014)

Alissa Cordner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Whitman College. Her research focuses on environmental sociology, risks and disasters, environmental health and justice, and public engagement in science and policy making. Her book Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health will be published in 2016.

Robert Costanza is Professor and Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. His transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans with the study of the rest of nature to address research, policy, and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. He is cofounder of the International Society for Ecological Economics and founding editor-in-chief of Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org).

Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of the Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature (forthcoming) and Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain (2007), and coeditor of three essay collections: Democracy, the State, and the Struggle for Global Justice (2009); Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus (2009); and Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (2007).

Giovanna Di Chiro is the Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College, and Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice at Nuestras Raíces, Inc. She has published widely on the intersections of environmental science and policy, with a focus on social and economic disparities and human rights. She is coeditor of the volume Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power and is completing a book titled “Embodied Ecologies: Science, Politics, and Environmental Justice.” Di Chiro’s research, teaching, and activism focus on community-based approaches to sustainability and the intersections of social justice and sustainability.

Andy Dobson is an ecologist whose interests are focused on the role that parasites and infectious diseases play in natural ecosystems. His work uses a mixture of mathematical models, long-term field work, and collaborations with parasitologists and wildlife veterinarians; the principle research sites are Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the coastal salt marshes of California, and the high Canadian Arctic.

Arturo Escobar is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. His main interests are political ecology, design, and the anthropology of development, social movements, and science and technology. Over the past twenty years, he has worked closely with several Afro-Colombian social movements in the Colombian Pacific. His main books are Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (2nd ed. 2011) and Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes (2008).

Robert Melchior Figueroa is Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University and Director of the Environmental Justice Project for the Center for Environmental Philosophy. He is coeditor, with Sandra Harding, of Science and Other Cultures: Issues in Philosophies of Science and Technology (2003) and editor of “Ecotourism and Environmental Justice,” a special issue of Environmental Philosophy (2010). He collaborates on the Uluru Project (Australia) and on the Mesa Verde Project (United States), both on tourism and cultural-political reconciliation through environmental heritage.

Carmen Flys-Junquera is an Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. She founded and coordinates Grupo de Investigación en Ecocrítica (GIECO) and was President of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment from 2010 to 2012. She is the General Editor of Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment. Her research is focused on ecocriticism, ecofeminism, environmental justice, and sense of place, mostly in American contemporary ethnic literature as well as contemporary Spanish literature.

Stephanie Foote is Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2001) and The Parvenu’s Plot (2014); with Elizabeth Mazzolini, the editor of Histories of the Dustheap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice (2012); and, with Stephanie LeMenager, the editor of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities.

Greta Gaard Professor of English and Coordinator of the Sustainability Program at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. Her work emerges from the intersections of feminism, environmental justice, queer studies, and critical animal studies, exploring a wide range of issues, including interspecies justice, material perspectives on fireworks and space exploration, postcolonial ecofeminism, and the eco-politics of climate change. She is author or editor of five books and over fifty refereed articles, and her most recent volume is International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism (2013), coedited with Simon Estok and Serpil Oppermann. She is currently at work on a manuscript titled “Critical Ecofeminism,” and her creative nonfiction eco-memoir, The Nature of Home (2007), is being translated into Chinese and Portuguese.

Greg Garrard is Sustainability Professor at the University of British Columbia. A founding member and former Chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland), he is the author of Ecocriticism (2004, 2011 2nd ed.) and numerous essays on eco-pedagogy, animal studies, and environmental criticism. He has recently edited The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism (2014) and become coeditor of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.

William A. Gleason is Professor and Chair of English at Princeton University, where he is also affiliated with the Program in American Studies, the Center for African American Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, and the Princeton Environmental Institute. He is the author of The Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840–1940 (1999) and Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature (2011), a runner-up for the 2012 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize in American Studies.

John Grim is currently a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University and Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence at Yale’s Center for Bioethics. With Mary Evelyn Tucker, he codirects Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology, a project arising from a series of conferences held from 1996 to 1998 at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. Grim is the author of The Shaman (1983) and an edited volume, Indigenous Traditions and Ecology (2001). With Mary Evelyn Tucker, he has coedited Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (2001) and a volume of Thomas Berry’s essays, The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth (2009).

Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She joined ISS/EUR in 2011, after twenty years at the Society for International Development in Rome, as Editor of Development and Director of Programmes. Her most recent edited collections are Practicing Feminist Political Ecology: Beyond the Green Economy (2015) and OUP Handbook on Transnational Feminist Movements (2015). Her monograph Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development (2009) received the 2010 FWSA Book Prize.

Ursula K. Heise is the Marcia Howard Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and served as President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment the same year. Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur (After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture, 2010). She is editor of the book series Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment with Palgrave-Macmillan and coeditor of the series Literature and Contemporary Thought with Routledge. Her book Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species will appear in 2016.

Nik Heynen is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. His research interests include urban political ecology and social movement theory with specific interests in environmental and food politics. His main research foci relate to the analysis of how social power relations, including class, race, and gender, are inscribed in the transformation of nature/space, and how in turn these processes contribute to interrelated connections among nature, space, and vulnerable populations

James Hughes is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future and is working on a second book tentatively titled “Cyborg Buddha.”

Serenella Iovino is Professor of Ethics at the University of Turin, Research Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, and past President of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (EASLCE). She has written extensively on ecocriticism, environmental philosophy, and German philosophical literature of the Age of Goethe. You can find more information about her work at http://unito.academia.edu/serenellaiovino.

Basia Irland, author, poet, sculptor, installation artist, and activist, creates international water projects featured in her book Water Library. She works with scholars from diverse disciplines restoring riparian zones; filming and producing water documentaries; connecting communities along the lengths of rivers; building rainwater harvesting systems; and creating global waterborne disease projects. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico, where she established the Arts and Ecology Program.

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research centers on the role of science and technology in democratic governance, with particular focus on the use of science in legal and political decision making. Her books include The Fifth Branch: Science Advisers as Policymakers, Science at the Bar: Law, Science, and Technology in America, and Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the U.S.

Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her latest book, Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century, was published by Oxford University Press. She is coeditor of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities.

Timo Maran is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His publications include Mimikri semiootika (Semiotics of Mimicry, 2008), Readings in Zoosemiotics (coedited with D. Martinelli and A. Turovski, 2011), and Semiotics in the Wild: Essays in Honour of Kalevi Kull on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday (coedited with K. Lindström, R. Magnus, and M. Toennessen 2012).

Joan Martinez-Alier is Emeritus Professor at ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and at FLACSO, Ecuador; author of Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment, and Society (1987) and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002); coeditor of Ecological Economics from the Ground Up (2012); past President of the International Society for Ecological Economics; and Director of the EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities, and Trade), 2011 to 2015.

Arthur P.J. Mol is Rector Magnificus and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands; Professor of Environmental Policy at Wageningen University; joint editor of the journal Environmental Politics; and editor of the book series New Horizons in Environmental Politics. He has published extensively on environmental social theory, environmental politics and policy, globalization, the information age, and China’s struggles to cope with environmental challenges.

Rachel Morello-Frosch is Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and the School of Public Health at the University of California–Berkeley. Her scientific work examines the combined, synergistic effects of social and environmental factors in environmental health disparities. She also studies the ways in which health social movements (re)shape scientific thinking about environmental health issues. She is coauthor of the book Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements.

William G. Moseley is a Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His books include four editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011), Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa (2008), The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (2007), and African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (2004).

Patrick D. Murphy is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida. He has authored Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies (2009), Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature (2000), A Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder (2000), and Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques (1995). He teaches critical theory, modern and contemporary American literature, comparative literature, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism.

Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center. A conservation biologist, ethnobotanist, and agroecologist, he worked at the first Earth Day headquarters in 1970. He has served on the boards of the Society for Conservation Biology, the U.S. National Park System, Wild Farm Alliance, and Seed Savers Exchange. Cofounder of Native Seeds/SEARCH and a MacArthur Fellow, he was a pioneer in the food relocalization movement and the global initiative to save heirloom seeds. He farms in Patagonia, Arizona.

Padini Nirmal is a doctoral student at Clark University. Her doctoral research focuses on the dispossession of indigenous peoples by the development-capitalism-modernity complex and the resistance movements that emerge at its juncture in Kerala, India. Broadly, her research interests lie within political ecology, feminism, and critical development studies.

David N. Pellow is Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California–Santa Barbara. His teaching and research focus on environmental and ecological justice in the United States and globally. He has served on the Boards of Directors for the Center for Urban Transformation, Greenpeace USA, and International Rivers.

Keith Pezzoli is Director of the Urban Studies and Planning Program, and a Professor of Teaching in the Communications Department at the University of California–San Diego. He teaches courses on Community-Based Action Research, food justice, environmental movements, and globalization. Pezzoli’s research and publications examine science and technology, and human-nature relations in the development of cities and regions, including a book, Human Settlements and Planning for Ecological Sustainability: The Case of Mexico City (2000).

Kate Rigby is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Monash University. Among her publications in the area of literature and environment are Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (2004) and Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches (2011). Rigby is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and was the founding President of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment, and Culture (Australia–New Zealand).

Dianne Rocheleau is a Professor of Geography at Clark University. She is a feminist political ecologist who has worked on emergent ecologies including humans and other beings, and their artifacts, technologies, and territories. She has studied with, for, and about social movements and rural people’s ecologies of resistance in farmlands, forests, and regional agroforests in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. She has coauthored and coedited four books: Feminist Political Ecology (1996); Gender, Environment, and Development in Kenya (1995); Power, Process, and Participation: Tools for Change (1995); and Agroforestry in Dryland Africa (1988). She is also coeditor with Arturo Escobar of the Duke University Press series New Ecologies for the 21st Century.

Deborah Bird Rose is Professor of Social Inclusion at Macquarie University and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). Her research focuses on how we humans include and exclude other members of the family of life on Earth in this era of extinctions, and her most recent book is Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction (2011).

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. A contributor to the Nation, Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City, Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times, Fast Boat to China: Lessons from Shanghai, No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs, and The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town. His most recent book is Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal.

Dorian Sagan interests include philosophy, science, and literature. He is sole author or coauthor of twenty-nine books translated into thirteen languages. His most recent works include Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel, Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science, Biospheres: Metamorphosis on Planet Earth, and The Sciences of Avatar.

David E. Salt is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that control the way plants acquire the mineral nutrients they require from the soil, along with the evolutionary forces that shape these mechanisms. Professor Salt has held faculty positions in the United States at Rutgers University, Northern Arizona University, and Purdue University, and is currently a Sixth Century Chair at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers, which have over seven thousand citations. These include papers published in such journals as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Plant Cell, and PLoS Genetics.

Catriona (Cate) Sandilands is Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, where she teaches and writes at the intersections of environmental literatures and histories, social and political theory, and feminist and queer studies. She is the author of over sixty chapters and articles, and recently the coeditor of Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire (2010) and Green Words, Green Worlds: Environmental Literatures and Politics (forthcoming).

Bryony Schwan is the cofounder of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute and served as the founding Executive Director for eight years. Prior to that, Schwan worked for eleven years as the Executive Director and then as the National Campaigns Director for Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), a nonprofit environmental justice organization that she founded in 1995. She is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana, where she teaches in the Environmental Studies program.

Reinmar Seidler is Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Biology at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, where he teaches evolutionary biology, conservation biology, and sustainability science. He has published widely on aspects of environmental management, with a particular focus on South Asia. Most recently, he edited and coauthored P. S. Ashton’s On the Forests of Tropical Asia, a comprehensive study of the ecology, biogeography, evolutionary history, and human history of Asian tropical forests (2015). With K. S. Bawa, he is currently preparing a volume of essays on the past, present, and future of climate change in the Himalayas

Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California–Santa Barbara. She is the author of Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (2015) and is coeditor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011).

Andrew Szasz has written books and articles on the toxics movement, green consuming, environmental regulation, and environmental justice. Szasz is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California–Santa Cruz. He teaches courses on Environmental Justice, Sociology of Climate Change, and Sociological Theory.

Julie Sze is a Professor at the University of California–Davis and the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for the John Muir Institute for the Environment. Sze’s research investigates environmental justice and inequality; culture and environment; race, gender, and power; and urban/community health and activism. Sze’s book, Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, won the 2008 John Hope Franklin Prize. She has authored and coauthored thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is the author of Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis (2015).

Dorceta E. Taylor is James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, where she is the Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Field of Studies. She also holds a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment. She is a past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section. Taylor received doctorates in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1991. She is the author of The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s–1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change (2009) and Toxic Communities:  Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility (2014).

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She is the author of Happiness in Premodern Judaism: Knowledge, Virtue, and Well-Being (2003) and the editor of Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed Word (2002), The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life (2008), and Building Perfect Humans? Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism (2012).

Mitchell Thomashow is Director of the Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program, designed to assist the executive leadership of colleges and universities in promoting a comprehensive sustainability agenda on their campuses. Previously (2006–2011), he was the President of Unity College in Maine. He is the author of Ecological Identity: Becoming a Reflective Environmentalist (1995) and Bringing the Biosphere Home (2001). The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus (2014) provides a framework for advancing sustainable living and teaching in a variety of campus environments.

Teresa A. Toulouse is Professor of English at the University of Colorado–Boulder. She is the author of The Art of Prophesying: New England Sermons and the Shaping of Belief; The Captive’s Position: Female Captivity, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England; and the coeditor, with Andrew Delbanco, of volume 2 of The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson. As Director of American Studies at Tulane University, she taught and continues to teach courses on American literature and the environment.

Mary Evelyn Tucker is currently a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University and an Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence at Yale’s Center for Bioethics. With John Grim, she codirects Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology, a project arising from a series of conferences held from 1996 to 1998 at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. Tucker is author and coeditor of many books, including Confucianism and Ecology (1998), Confucian Spirituality (2003), and The Philosophy of Qi (2007). With Brian Swimme, she created a multimedia project titled Journey of the Universe (2011). With John Grim, she has coedited Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (2001) and a volume of Thomas Berry’s essays, The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth (2009).

Carmen Valero-Garcés is a Full Professor of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, and member of Grupo de Investigación en Ecocrítica (GIECO). She studies the relationships among ecocriticism, environmental studies, and translation. She is the guest editor of a special issue of Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment 5, no. 1 (2014), titled “Translating the Environmental Humanities.”

Tyler Volk is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at New York University. For more than twenty years, his research has focused on the global carbon cycle, the dynamics of the biosphere, and systems at all scales. Volk’s books include CORising: The World’s Greatest Environmental Challenge; Gaia’s Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth; and Metapatterns across Space, Time, and Mind.

Priscilla Wald is Professor of English and Chair of the Program in Women’s Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (1995) and Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (2008). She is currently at work on a book entitled “Human Being after Genocide,” which explores the convergence of science and politics in the production of new creation stories about humanity following the Second World War.

Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and the author of The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America (2009), Emerson’s Life in Science (2003), and Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science (1995), as well as numerous essays, and the coeditor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism.

Colin N. Waters is a geologist with twenty-seven years’ experience working at the British Geological Survey, with particular interest in Carboniferous and Anthropocene stratigraphy. He is Secretary of the Geological Society Stratigraphy Commission and Anthropocene Working Group. Relevant publications include Zalasiewicz et al., “Are We Living in the Anthropocene?” GSA Today 18, no. 2 (2008): 4–8; and Zalasiewicz et al., “Stratigraphy of the Anthropocene,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 369 (2011): 1036–55. He is Senior Editor of “A Stratigraphical Basis for the Anthropocene,” Geological Society, London, Special Publications 395 (2014).

Quentin Wheeler is the fourth President of ESF, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in Syracuse, New York, and is Founding Director of the International Institute for Species Exploration. He was previously Professor of taxonomy at Cornell University, Director of the division of environmental biology at the National Science Foundation, Keeper and Head of Entomology in the Natural History Museum, London, and Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, Vice-President, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. He writes a weekly column on new species for London’s Observer newspaper. His most recent book is What on Earth? (2013).

Keith Powys Whyte is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a federally recognized tribe in Oklahoma. Kyle’s most recent research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate-change impacts on indigenous peoples

Mark Williams is a geologist with a particular interest in the reconstruction of ancient climate. One area of his research has focused on the climate of the Pliocene world, some three million years ago, when CO2 levels were similar to their levels in the present. Williams is a former geologist with the British Geological Survey and British Antarctic Survey, and his geological expertise has taken him from the Cambrian to the Anthropocene, and from the tropics to the Antarctic. He teaches palaeoclimates and micropalaeontology at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Jan Zalasiewicz is a field geologist, stratigrapher, and palaeontologist formerly with the British Geological Survey and now at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His research covers geological processes and environmental change from the Precambrian to the present day, with particular interests in the early Palaeozoic and the late Cenozoic, and in present-day and future geological change. He currently chairs the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy. He has written the books The Earth after Us (2008), The Planet in a Pebble (2010), and, with Mark Williams, The Goldilocks Planet (2012) and Ocean Worlds (2014).

Michael E. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of Eclipse of the Self: The Development of Heidegger’s Concept of Authenticity; Heidegger’s Confrontation with Modernity; Contesting Earth’s Future; Integral Ecology (coauthored with Sean Esbjorn-Hargens); and more than one hundred articles and chapters.

Michael Ziser is the author of Environmental Practice and Early American Literature (2013) and Associate Professor of English at the University of California–Davis, where he codirects the Environments and Societies Research Initiative.