International Scholars

Because ASLE defines the environmental humanities as global in scope, our members are actively facilitating intellectual exchange and collaboration with colleagues and professional organizations around the world. The faculty members listed below are contacts for students and faculty seeking contacts and/or programs in ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities and arts, at colleges and universities outside of the US.


  • Ruth Blair, University of Queensland (offers graduate certificate in environment and community)
  • John Cameron, University of Western Sydney (teaches in graduate program in social ecology)
  • Peter Hay, University of Tasmania


  • Pamela Banting, University of Calgary
  • Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Livia Monnet, University of Montreal
  • Cate Sandilands, York University (Toronto)


  • Francois Specq, Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et sciences humaines,
    Universite de Lyon


  • Christa Grewe-Volpp, University of Mannheim
  • Sylvia Mayer, Universitat Bamberg
  • Kate Rigby, University of Cologne


  • Anna Re, IULM University, Milan


  • Shoko Itoh, Hiroshima University Emeritus
  • Ken Noda, Rikkyo University (offers special program in environmental communication)
  • Shin Yamashiro, University of the Ryukyus
  • Katsunori Yamazato, Univ of the Ryukyus
  • Masami Raker Yuki, Kanazawa University


  • Simon Estok, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Dooho Shin, Samchok National University

People’s Republic of China

  • Hong Cheng, Beijing College of Economics


  • Kiu-wai Chu, Nanyang Technological University

South Africa

  • Julia Martin, University of the Western Cape


  • Yaofu Lin, Tamkang University
  • Alex Liou, National Cheng Kung University


  • Serpil Oppermann, Hacettepe University
  • Ufuk Ozdag, Hacettepe University

United Kingdom

  • Jonathan Bate, University of Liverpool
  • Laurence Coupe, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Hugh Dunkerley, University College Chichester
  • Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College