Sarah Jaquette Ray, Curator

Professor of Environmental Studies
Humboldt State University

Contributions:  Drafted the Introduction; co-edited each section

Nicole Seymour, Curator

Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Affiliated Faculty in Environmental Studies and Queer Studies
CSU Fullerton

Contributions: Edited Introduction; co-edited each section


Janelle Adsit is a poet, essayist, and teacher of creative writing. She is an assistant professor of Writing Practices at Humboldt State University where she teaches creative writing, environmental writing, and literary publishing. ​Her works include the poetry collection Unremitting Entrance and a chapbook titled Press Yourself Against a Mirror. Her poetry and essays have appeared in literary journals such as Cultural Society, Lalitamba, and Requited. Her research focuses on creative writing pedagogies and critical university studies. She is editor of Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings on the Writer’s Craft (2018) and author of the book Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing: Threshold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum (2017). A third book, co-authored with Renée M. Byrd, is titled Writing Intersectional Identities: Keywords for Creative Writers. Janelle holds a PhD from SUNY-Albany and a master’s degree from Colorado State University. She lives in Northern California.

Joshua Trey Barnett, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of rhetoric and ecological communication at the University of Minnesota’s northern outpost in Duluth, Minnesota, along the shores of Lake Superior. He teaches courses in ecological communication, earthen rhetorics, philosophy and rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and rhetorical and historical methods. His research has been published in journals such as Environmental Communication, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication, Culture & Critique, Culture, Theory & Critique, and The Ecological Citizen, to name just a few. His published articles and book chapters, as well as a smattering of teaching materials, can be found here.

SueEllen Campbell is a writer, a newly-retired English professor at Colorado State University, and curator of the website 100 Views of Climate Change. Her books include The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture and Even Mountains Vanish: Searching for Solace in an Age of Extinction.

Jacob J. Erickson is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics in the School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin. Erickson’s writing meditates on the complex figurations of earth and divinity, contemporary environmental ethics and queer theory, classical Christian theologies and contemporary constructive theopoetics. He’s a contributor to Meaningful Flesh: Reflections on Religion and Nature for a Queer Planet, ed. Whitney A. Bauman (punctum, 2019) and Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms, ed. Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein (Fordham University Press, 2017). He’s currently finishing a manuscript titled A Theopoetics of the Earth: Divinity in the Anthropocene.

Laura Johnson is a cultural geographer, multidisciplinary lecturer, freelance writer, and aspiring permaculture homesteader. Originally from North Carolina, she received her PhD in 2016 from the Department of Geography at Michigan State University, where she completed a graduate specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change. She is  currently a lecturer in departments of Geography and Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University.

Astrida Neimanis is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, on Gadigal land. Often in collaboration with other artists, writers, and makers, her work examines water, weather, and bodies, from intersectional feminist perspectives. She is co-editor of Thinking with Water (MQUP 2013) and author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (Bloomsbury 2017). She is also a Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute, Associate Editor of Environmental Humanities and with Jennifer Mae Hamilton, co-organiser of the COMPOSTING feminisms and environmental humanities reading and research group.

Stephen Siperstein is an environmental educator, literary scholar, and poet. He teaches at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT and has a PhD in English from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on environmental education, climate change culture, and contemporary environmental justice literature. He co-leads the Environmental Literature Institute, a summer program for educators to develop skills and curricula for teaching in the environmental humanities, and is co-editor of Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (Routledge, 2016), with Shane Hall and Stephanie LeMenager. Hius poetry has appeared in Spiral Orb, The Hopper, and saltfront, among other publications.  A central goal in his writing, teaching, and advocacy work is to bring attention to the personal and emotional dimensions of climate change and to empower people to participate in wider public conversations about social and environmental justice issues, in the process expanding who counts as a “climate change expert.”  

Paul Wapner

Madi Whaley is a queer farmer-philosopher from California, living in Vermont. She co-hosts the podcast Big Planet, Big Feels and is engaging with building resilient and sovereign food systems, approaches to collective and individual healing, and “artivism”. Madi can be contacted at madi.whaley@gmail.com.

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