Scholar of the Month

Alok Amatya: October 2020 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for October 2020 is Alok Amatya. 

Alok Amatya is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research develops the intersections of environmental humanities, global literature, and indigenous studies, with a focus on narratives of conflict over natural resources. His work has appeared in Environmental Humanities and Modern Fiction Studies.

How did you become interested in studying ecocriticism and/or the environmental humanities?

My work in the environmental humanities ...