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Michelle Bastian

is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of time in social methods of inclusion and exclusion. This…
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David Farrier

is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His interests lie in Anthropocene poetics and the multi-scalar temporalities of climate change; extinction narratives; world-ecology;…
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Sonia Matos

Sónia Matos is a designer and lecturer whose work primarily explores the intersection between design and ethnography. In February 2011 she completed a PhD in Cultural Studies (with a…
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Andrew Patrizio

Andrew specialises in Scottish visual culture since 1945, art history & ecology, and other art/science cross-disciplinary work. He works across both scholarly writing and curatorial projects. His edited book…
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Jeremy Kidwell

Jeremy conducts empirical research which explores the social and cultural shape of environmental activism and also works on themes in religious ethics, particularly biopolitics and the moral context engaged…
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Emily Brady

is Professor of Environment and Philosophy in the School of Geosciences at Edinburgh. Her research interests include aesthetics, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, and animal studies. Her most recent book…
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Michael Northcott

Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. His works include A Moral Climate (Orbis, 2007), A Political Theology of Climate Change (Eerdmans, 2013), and Place,…
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Franklin Ginn

is a Human Geographer at Edinburgh University, whose work concerns gardening naturecultures, landscape temporality, and ethics and philosophies of nature in the Anthropocene. His work has been funded by…

Members

Emma Trott

Emma is researching the poetry and archives of Jon Silkin and Simon Armitage. Interests include poetic interactions with the environment and literary ecology.

Emily Alder

is Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University, teaching nineteenth-century literature, popular culture, and ecocriticism. Her research interests are in the intersections between literature and science, especially…

Matthew Bampton

is Professor of Geography at the University of Southern Maine, in Portland Maine, where he has worked for the past 22 years.  He specializes in applied geographic information systems…

David Borthwick

is a Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. David’s research concerns literature’s responses to the environment, in particular poetic responses to landscape and place.  David…

Erin Despard

is an FQRSC postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She studies plants and urban landscapes from the perspective of materialist…

Maria Fusco

Maria Fusco is a Senior Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh University, Reader in Edinburgh College of Art, and previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths. Her research traverses the transdisciplinary…

Derek Gladwin

Derek’s interdisciplinary research broadly examines responses in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and forms of media to environmental, energy, and spatial issues in society. In autumn 2015, he served…

Michelle Keown

Michelle specialises in Postcolonial literature and theory (particularly that of the Pacific region) and current research interests include (inter alia) representations of the body in postcolonial literature with reference…

Wood Roberdeau

Wood’s current research involves the capacity for modern and contemporary artworks to inform environmental studies and the question of whether a poetics of the everyday might be remobilized to…

Bradon Smith

is a Research Associate at the Open University and the University of Bath working on the AHRC funded Stories of Change project. His background is in English literature, with doctoral research…

Alice Tarbuck

Alice Tarbuck is a PhD candidate at the University of Dundee & the Scottish Poetry Library. Her thesis examines the poetry & practice of Thomas A. Clark, a contemporary…

Owain Jones

Owain Jones gained a PhD in Cultural Geography at the University of Bristol in 1997 and since then has researched and written about many aspects of nature-society relations, landscape,…

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto

In 2006 Tim Collins and Reiko Goto emigrated to the UK to work within academia. They initiated Plein Air in (2008) with funding from universities. They moved to Scotland…

David A.G. Clarke

David A.G. Clarke is a PhD candidate at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the convergence of environmental philosophy, ethics and education….

Matt Brennan

Matt Brennan is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh. He has served as Chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International…

Alan Macpherson

Alan Macpherson is a PhD candidate in English and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. His research concerns the relationship between text and visual culture in contemporary poetics,…

Christos Galanis

Christos Galanis is an artist, researcher, and teacher who enjoys migration – facilitated by Greek and Canadian passports. He is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the University…

John Telford

John Telford is a lecturer in outdoor and environmental education at the University of Edinburgh. John has worked in a variety of educational contexts with young people and adults from…

Ilana Halperin

Ilana Halperin is an artist, originally from New York, and currently based in Glasgow. Ilana’s work explores the relationship between geology and daily life. Her approach combines fieldwork in…