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Environmental Humanities Network

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Researchers with an interest in the Environmental Humanities (please sign up to be added to this list, or contact us to be removed):



Research Interests

Sam Adelman

School of Law

Climate change and law, climate change and development, global environmental governance, climate justice, the Anthropocene.

David M. Anderson


Land, water, community resilience and rural development in eastern Africa.

Chung Baek

Politics and International Relations

Looking at the lived experience of Burmese climate-induced migrants after 2008 Cyclone Nargis through a gender lens.

Emmanuela Bakola

Classics and Ancient History

Ecological discourse and symbolism of the tragedy of Aeschylus.

Hannah Boast

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Water crisis and world literature.

Her monograph Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature is forthcoming in 2020 with Edinburgh University Press.

Rebecca Brown

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Environmental ethics through the lens of anthropogenic climate change, utilising the perspective of the Humanities to address eco-social justice and policy. Interests lie broadly in the ecology of decolonisation and neo-liberalism, protest, and ecopoetics. Warwick Students’ Union Environment and Ethics Officer 2019-2020.

Lucas Brunet


Tampere University

Environmental humanities, nature conservation, power, emotion, STS and science communication.

Simon Caney

Politics and International Studies

Environmental ethics and justice, climate change, the Anthropocene, the role of the humanities in understanding and addressing global environmental justice.

Nora Castle

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Food and foodways in contemporary speculative fiction from an ecocritical perspective.

Nerea Calvillo

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution.

Giulia Champion

English and Comparative Literary Studies and Hispanic Studies

Environmental decolonial studies, Latin America, the Caribbean, material histories, climate change communication, extractivism, energy humanities

Michela Coletta


Latin American critiques of modernity within an environmental humanities framework.

Tiago de Luca

Film and Television Studies

The ways in which the Earth has been imagined in film and related media around the turns of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Patricio Flores Silva


Sociologist with interest in environmental justice, waste management practices and new ecologies related to the Anthropocene.

Joanne Garde Hansen

Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Sustainable Flood Memories: media, memory and digital storytelling.

Sophie Greenway

Centre for the History of Medicine

Uses historical research into the cultural construction of the idea of the ideal home in order to address questions of the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Amul Gyawali

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Environmental imaginaries of South Asia, specifically north India and Nepal.

Sean Hand

School of Modern Language and Cultures

Ethics and the Anthropocene.

Muhammad Haseeb


Water shortages and inter-village cooperation in Pakistan.

Juliana Holanda

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Interested in environmental communication and currently investigating how the Brazilian media has covered key aspects of sustainable development and what kind of angles the coverage has taken.

Esthie Hugo

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Eco-social experience of commodity frontier zones through the study of world-literature.

Demet Intepe

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Environmental Justice and writers as activists in multi-ethnic North American literatures.

Nicholas Lawrence

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Interests in the politics and culture of the Anthropocene, environmental poetry as a model for ecopraxis, and current debates around the transition from fossil-fueled capitalism.

Gah-Kai Leung

Politics & International Studies

Natural hazards (esp. earthquakes and tsunamis), environmental ethics, risk, resilience, vulnerability, intergenerational justice, disaster policy, social and cultural impacts of disasters.

Graeme MacDonald

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Petrocultures and Energy Humanities, with much crossover into the Environmental Humanities.

Emma Mason

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Working on the relationship between ecology and religion in relation to eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth-century poetry.

Greg McInerney

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Information/data visualisation, interests in how science-policy interfaces interact with methods, knowledge and stakeholders in ‘tackling’ global environmental issues.

Zainab Moulvi


Interested in exploring the cultural and political forms through which riverine and historically nomadic communities in Pakistan experience and articulate responses to ecological transformation. Research themes: Sacred geographies; human-nonhuman relations; anthropologies of capital, value and space/time.

Upamanyu Mukherjee

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Material histories and cultural practices of modern empires. I am currently interested in developing a larger project on energy, empire and justice.

Raquel Nunes

Warwick Medical School

Interdisciplinary and policy relevant health inequalities and wider determinants of health, particularly in relation to human vulnerability, resilience and adaptation to extreme weather events.

João Porto de Albuquerque

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Geospatial Data and Sustainable Development; Citizen-generated data and participatory mapping and methods for co-producing data with and empowering marginalised communities. Projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria.

Michael Paye

Institute of Advanced Studies and English and Comparative Literary Studies

Developing a comparative framework for reading novels based at regional fisheries in relation to Atlantic-wide over-fishing and oil extraction.

Caroline Petit

Classics & Ancient History

Medical discourse on man and the environment from antiquity to early modern times.

Vangelis Pitidis

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Urban resilience and its potential to transform the traditional pathways of urban governance delivery as well as in the necessity for the incorporation of resilient practices in urban planning policies.

Harry Pitt-Scott

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Research focuses on energy and capital in world-literature.


Paul Prescott

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Eco-theatre and Shakespeare in US National Parks.

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

The emergence of ecological cultures in the context of environmental crisis, but still permeated by technoscientific knowledge and the use of nature as a mere resource.

Alison Ribeiro de Menezes

School of Modern Language and Cultures

Intersections between memory and sustainability in Hispanic contexts.

Md Salauddin

School of Engineering

Currently working on the EU ECOSTRUCTURE project which focuses on climate change adaption through the design of ecologically sensitive coastal infrastructures.

Hendrik Schäfer

Life Sciences

The role of environmental microbiomes in cycling of organic compounds in two different strands of activity: microbial production and degradation of atmospheric trace gases; and unravelling the role of microorganisms associated with plants in the degradation of air pollutants.

Martin Schauss

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Global modernisms and theories of materiality, new materialisms, waste studies, ecopoetics, critical theory, 20th-century and contemporary experimental literatures in relation to the Anthropocene.

Leon Sealey-Huggins

Global Sustainable Development

Literary and fictitious engagements with climate change, catastrophe and apocalypse, and how these creative approaches can help to make climate change feel more real.

Linda Shortt

School of Modern Languages & Cultures (German)

Twentieth and twenty-first century German-language literature and film; memory studies, concepts of place, belonging and attachment, cultural translation and transculturalism, literary and filmic depictions of illness, ageing, human suffering and death.

Jonathan Skinner

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Ecopoetics and ecocriticism.

Alastair Smith

Global Sustainable Development

Environmental principles and cultural ecology.

Olga Smith

Institute of Advanced Studies

The study of landscape in art history and environmental sciences, with a particular focus on photography as the medium that expanded the genre of landscape by introducing new subjects.

Fabienne Viala

School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Hispanic Studies)

Comparative studies on the Latin American and francophone historical novel, national memory and crime fiction in Cuban, Spanish and French literatures.

Hendrik Vollmer

Warwick Business School

Member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), track record in interdisciplinary studies of accounting, background in sociology, in particular sociology of disruption, interested in understanding role of accounting (broadly considered) in articulating environmental degradation and prospects of ecological renewal.

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Environmental sounds and listening, data sonification, green-red politics, ecotechnics, deconstruction and ecology.

Doro Wiese

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

In my current project, titled Side by Side: Reading Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Literature, I ask which epistemological, formal, and thematic distinctions and connections are present in post-war fiction on Native North America on both sides of the Atlantic. This study helps to develop cross-cultural and cross-epistemological research fields in literary, historical, and cultural studies, and touches upon areas like the environmental humanities or political economy. I evince a strong commitment to the study of colonialism, transcultural epistemology, the relationship between literature and historiography, nature and culture. I am inspired by insights formulated in Indigenous Studies.

Eris Williams-Reed

Classics & Ancient History

Roman landscapes, ecological grief, ecocide.

Godwin Yeboah

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Interest in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research across the thematic strands of the Sustainable Development Goals. With an academic background is interdisciplinary in nature cutting across Geographic Information Science (PhD), Computer Science (MSc), Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry (MSc), Geomatic/Geodetic Engineering (BSc), and Social Science (Post-doc, PhD).

Nikoleta Zampaki

Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology. Environmental humanities, literary theories, phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, post humanities

Serena Zanzu


Soil, microbial life, food systems and agriculture.