Scholar of the Month

Victoria Saramago: January 2022 Scholar of the Month

Tidwell Christy

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for January 2022 is Victoria Saramago. 

Victoria Saramago is an assistant professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America (Northwestern University Press, 2021).

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

I started thinking from an ecocritical perspective before I actually knew that ecocriticism and the environmental humanities existed. I was completing my MA degree in Brazil at the time and ...