ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for July 2020 is Alexander Menrisky.
Alexander Menrisky is a Lecturer jointly appointed in English & Communication and the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His first book, Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in January 2021.
How did you become interested in studying ecocriticism and/or the environmental humanities?
I grew up queer and closeted in a conservative community that happened to back into a rich stretch of forest ...