Scholar of the Month

Alexander Menrisky: July 2020 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

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 ...