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 ...