Scholar of the Month

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson: October 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for October 2021 is Matthew Schneider-Mayerson. 

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College. His research and teaching combine literary criticism, cultural studies, and sociology to examine the cultural and political dimensions of climate change, with a focus on climate justice.

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

I started my PhD in American Studies in 2007 and became interested in writing about the expectations, anxieties, and desires around peak oil, which were ...