Growing the Environmental Humanities

I had the honor of being invited to give an overview of the environmental humanities to Cornell University’s inaugural graduate course on the field, taught by the incomparable Anindita Banerjee. I wanted to make sure students had a broad understanding of how to get involved, and stay involved, so I compiled this brief overview of selected initiatives, institutions, journals, publications, and upcoming events (email me if you want a copy of this and/or have ideas to add!):

As an important example of how the environmental humanities can be effective means of protest, Terry Tempest Williams, professor of environmental humanities at University of Utah, along with students from that phd program, successfully bought rights to 1,750 acres of land in order to save it from fossil fuel extraction. Listen to her interview with Democracy Now here.