Scholar of the Month

KENT LINTHICUM: FEBRUARY 2024 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for February 2024 is Kent Linthicum.

Kent Linthicum is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology before accepting his current position. His work focuses on coal in nineteenth-century anglophone cultures, especially the relationship between industrialization and slavery. Dr. Linthicum’s work has appeared in Environmental Humanities, Studies in English Literature, and ...

ISABEL LANE: JANUARY 2024 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for January 2024 is Isabel Lane.

My name is Isabel Lane, and I’m a scholar and teacher working at the intersection of literature, technology, incarceration, and environment. I’m currently a Lecturer in the Harvard College Writing Program, where I teach topic-based writing courses and am glad to have the relative freedom to work on collaborative projects, nonacademic writing, and scholarship outside of my original field of training.

I received my Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale, where research ...

LISA BLACKMORE: DECEMBER 2023 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for December 2023 is Lisa Blackmore.

Lisa Blackmore is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Essex. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Latin American Cultural Studies from Birkbeck College in 2011, she taught at universities in Venezuela and the United Kingdom and was Postdoctoral Researcher on the project “Modernity and the Landscape in Latin America: Politics, Aesthetics, Ecology” at the University of Zurich from 2014-17. Moving between practice and research in the environmental humanities, ...

LUCIEN DARJEUN MEADOWS: NOVEMBER 2023 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for November 2023 is Lucien Darjeun Meadows.

Lucien Darjeun Meadows was born in Virginia and raised in West Virginia. A Ph.D. graduate from the University of Denver (June 2023), his Ph.D. dissertation studies the queer ecology of clouds in nineteenth-century British poetics, so as to show how lyrical writing on clouds, within works from poems to scientific treatises, destabilizes human subject/environmental object hierarchies and instead offers subject/subject relationships.

Across his interests in environmental studies, Indigenous studies, queer theory, and working-class poetics, as ...

SERENA FERRANDO: OCTOBER 2023 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for October 2023 is Serena Ferrando.

Serena Ferrando is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities and Italian at Arizona State University. Her current book project, tentatively titled Channeling Nature: Water, Plants and Animals in Italian Poetry, is an eco-digital study of water and the nonhuman in contemporary Italian poetry. The book is a case study for the need to harness the enduring might of poetry to generate, sustain, and promote collective narratives for the protection of nonhuman environments in urban ...

CAROLINA SÁNCHEZ: SEPTEMBER 2023 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for September 2023 is Carolina Sánchez.

Carolina Sánchez is a Colombian writer and researcher. She is one of the editors of the Latin American Platform of Environmental Humanities. She is also a Fulbright scholar and PhD candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at Rutgers University. She works on political transitions in Contemporary Latin America, representations of spaces and belonging in visual narratives, poetics, and politics of space. She uses conceptual tools from Ecocriticism, Continental Philosophy, and Literature. ...

EMILY ZONG: AUGUST 2023 SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for August 2023 is Emily Zong.

Emily Zong is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities and Literary Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Her research focuses on ethnic ecocriticism, migrant and refugee ecologies, and multispecies ethics, specifically in Asian Australian and Asian diasporic literature and culture. Her work has appeared in ISLE, Ariel, LIT, Critique, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, among other venues. She is the curator of Waterborne: A Climate ...

Marina Bedran: July 2023 Scholar of the Month

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for July 2023 is Marina Bedran.

Marina Bedran is Assistant Professor of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures at Johns Hopkins University. She works on Brazilian literature and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing exchanges between Latin America and the Lusophone world. She is currently working on a book manuscript that discusses experimental media-based art and writing since the postwar period that, by turning to Amazonia, generated ways of thinking about the environment, development, and indigeneity that anticipate ...

Azucena Castro: June 2023 Scholar of the Month

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for June 2023 is Azucena Castro.

Azucena Castro is a Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University. She is also a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University, where she collaborates with the research group materia. Formerly, Castro was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the University of Buenos Aires, and a member of the Nature, Culture, Territory research group. She earned her Ph.D. at Stockholm ...

Danila Cannamela: May 2023 Scholar of the Month

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ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for May 2023 is Danila Cannamela.

Danila Cannamela is an Assistant Professor of Italian Studies in the Department of French and Italian at Colby College. Her research interests include pastoral ecopoetics and the crossroads of environmental humanities, feminist theory, and transgender studies. Her first book, The Quiet Avant-Garde: Crepuscular Poetry and the Twilight of Modern Humanism (2019), examines the precursory role of the crepuscular poetics of the object in repositioning the human and the nonhuman in an anti-hierarchical relation. ...

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