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Joni Adamson

Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401

Joni Adamson is professor of environmental humanities in the Department of English and director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.  She served as ASU's Faculty Women's President (2015 - 2016) and has been an officer and member of the FWA's board since 2014.  She has also served ASU as a member of the faculty Senate.  

Adamson directs ASU’s undergraduate Environmental Humanities certificate and teaches courses that explore environmental literary theory, environmental literature and film, environmental justice, cultures, ethnobotany and foodways of the Sonoran and Chiricauhan deserts, and global indigenous oral and written literatures. She is a dedicated teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students and was awarded a Faculty Women's Association Mentorship Award in 2014.

Adamson's research, professional organizational activities, and service helped lay the foundation for transnational environmental American Studies and the environmental humanities. For this work, she was recently awarded a senior fellowship to the National Humanities Center, where she will be researching the emergence of human thinking on climate, global Indigenous scientific literacies, and the rights of nature.

She founded and led the Environment and Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA-ECC) from 1998 to 2011. From 2011-2013, she served as president, president-elect and past president of the Association for the Study Literature and Environment (ASLE), the largest organization of environmental humanists in the world. She currently serves as Convener of the North American Observatory, one of the international hubs of the Humanities for the Environment network.  

Adamson is Editor of the Cambridge University Press series New Directions in Sustainability and Society and serves on the editorial boards of her field's leading journals.  She has delivered over 65 keynotes and lectures on her work in Australia, China, England, Italy, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and throughout the U.S.  She is the author or editor of seven books and special issues, including The Green Humanities Lab (Resilience 2018), Humanities for the Environment (Routledge 2017); Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies—Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (Routledge 2016); Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, 2016) and The Environmental Justice Reader (University of Arizona, 2002).  Her monograph, American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice and Ecocriticism (University of Arizona Press, 2001) was the first study to address the issue of environmental justice in literature. The book has been widely cited in dozens of languages, reprinted in “introductions to ecocriticism” textbooks, and translated into Mandarin. She has also published more than 70 articles, chapters, blogs and reviews.

Adamson is a fellow of the PLuS Alliance, a collaborative initiative between three leading research universities on three continents--ASU, Kings College London, and University of New South Wales. 

  • Ph.D. English and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona. Dissertation: “A Place to See: Ecological Literary Theory and Practice," Chair: Barbara A. Babcock, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies
  • M.A. English, Brigham Young University
  • B.A. History/French/Education, Idaho State University
Research Group

Joni Adamson currently serves as Convener of the North American Observatory of the Humanities for the Environment global network and lead developer of its international website.  Please visit our website!

  • Co-edited volume.  With Michael Davis. Humanities for the Environment (HfE): Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice. Environmental Humanities Series, Iain McCalman and Libby Robin, Eds. New York and London: Routledge, 2017.

  • Co-edited volume.  With Salma Monani.  Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. Routledge,  2016.

  • Keywords for Environmental Studies. Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason and David N. Pellow, eds. New York University Press, 2015. 

  • Holm, P.; Adamson, J.; et al. “Humanities for the Environment—A Manifesto for Research and Action.”  Humanities. 4.4 (December 2015): 977-992. 

  • “Introduction,” with William Gleason and David N. Pellow, co-authors, for Keywords for Environmental Studies. New York University Press,  2015. 1-5.

  • “Humanities.” for Keywords for Environmental Studies. New York University Press, 2015. 135-139. 

  • “The Ancient Future: Diasporic Residency and Food-based Knowledges in the Work of    American Indigenous and Pacific Austronesian Writers.”  Special Issue: “Migrants and their Memories.”  Guest Co-Eds. K.T. Tee, Ayeling Wang and I-Chun Wang.  Canadian   Review of Comparative Literature. 42.1 (March 2015): 5-17.  

  • Joni Adamson and David Naguib Pellow.  “Engaged Scholarship in the Vernacular Landscape: A Conversation,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. Inaugural Issue. (April 2013). DOI: 10.5250/resilience.1.1.27; Stable URL

  • “Working Wilderness: Ranching, Proprietary Rights to Nature, Environmental Justice  and Climate Change,” Working on Earth: Class Studies and Environmental Justice.  Eds.   Christine Robertson and Jennifer Westerman.  Reno: U of Nevada P, 2015. 197-218.

  • “Source of Life: Avatar, Amazonia, and an Ecology of Selves,” Material Ecocriticism. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Opperman, eds.  Bloomington, IN: U of Indiana P, 2014. 253-268. 

  • “Cosmovisions: Environmental Justice, Transnational American Studies and Indigenous    Literature,” The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism.  Greg Gerrard, Ed.  New York and Oxford, UK: Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 2014. 172-187.

  • “Indigenous Cosmopolitics and the Re-Emergence of the Pluriverse.”  Howling For Justice: Critical Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.  Ed. Rebecca Tillett.  Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2014.  181-194. 

  • “Foreword.” For Asian American Literature and the Environment.  Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, and Bella Adams, Eds. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2014. ix-xvi.

  • American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Ecology: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons. Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin, eds. Routledge, 2013. 

  • “Introduction.” With Kimberly N. Ruffin. American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Ecology:   Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons. Joni Adamson and Kimberly Ruffin, Co-Editors.  Routledge,  2013.  1-17. 

  • Joni Adamson. "`¡Todos Somos Indios!’" Revolutionary Imagination, Alternative Modernity, and Transnational Organizing in the Work of Silko, Tamez and Anzaldúa.". The Journal of Transnational American Studies (2012).

  • Joni Adamson. "Indigenous Literatures, Multinaturalism, and Avatar: The Emergence of Indigenous Cosmopolitics.". American Literary History (ALH) Special Issue: Sustainability in America (2012)
  • Joni Adamson. "Whale as Cosmos: Multi-species Ethnography and Contemporary Indigenous Cosmopolitics.". Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (2012).
  • Joni Adamson. "Seeking the Corn Mother: Transnational Indigenous Community Building and Organizing, Food Sovereignty and Native Literary Studies". We the Peoples: Indigenous Rights in the Age of the Declaration (2012).
  • Joni Adamson. "‘Spiky Green Life’: Environmental, Food and Sexual Justice Themes in Sapphire’s PUSH". Sapphire’s Literary Breakthrough: Feminist Pedagogies, Erotic Literacies, Environmental Justice Perspectives, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 69-88.
  • Joni Adamson. "Medicine Food: Critical Environmental Justice Studies, Native North American Literature and the Movement for Food Sovereignty.". Environmental Justice (2011).
  • Joni Adamson. "American Literature and Film from a Planetary Perspective: Teaching Space, Time and Scale.". The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (2010).
  • Joni Adamson. "Literature and Environment Studies and the Influence of the Environmental Justice Movement". A Companion to American Literature and Culture (2010).
  • Joni Adamson. "Coming Home to Eat: Re-imagining Place in the Age of Global Climate Change.". Tamkang Review (2009).
  • Joni Adamson and Scott Slovic. "The Shoulders We Stand On: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Ecocriticism". MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US (2009).
  • Special Co-Guest - edited issue. "Ethnicity and Ecocriticism." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US (2009).
  • Joni Adamson. "What Winning Looks Like: Critical Environmental Justice Studies and the Future of a Movement." Rev. of Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement. Eds. David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006 and Steve Lerner, Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005. (2007).
  • Adamson, Joni Lynn. Campaign for a Just Transition. Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (ELLUS) (2005).
  • Adamson, Joni Lynn. Teresa Leal. Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (ELLUS) (2005).
  • Joni Adamson. The Challenge of Speaking First: A Tribute to Simon Ortiz. Studies in American Indian Literatures (2004).
  • Joni Adamson. Teaching American Indian Literature: Oral Tradition and Sense of Place. Arizona English Bulletin (2002).
  • Joni Adamson, et. al. Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics, and Pedagogy. (2002).
  • Joni Adamson. "Encounter with a Mexican Jaguar: Nature, NAFTA, Militarization and Ranching in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.". Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders (2002).
  • Adamson, Joni. American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism: The Middle Place. (2001).
  • Joni Adamson, Rachel Stein. Environmental Justice: A Roundtable Discussion. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (2000).
  • Joni Adamson. The Truth is We Live on Dry Land': Language as Homeland in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine. Letterature d'America (1992).
Research Activity
  • Joni Adamson (ASU), George Adamson (Kings College London) Thom Van Dooren (University of New South Wales), PLuS Alliance, (Internal-External from Kings, UNSW, and ASU, funded, 2017-2019)

  • “DRYLANDS: European Understandings of Dry Urban Landscapes Under Climate Change Perceptions and Adaptations” H2020-MSCA-2017 EJD 766289, European Commission—Horizons 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, (2017-2018, € 3,107,036.16, not funded).

  •  Rimjhim Aggarwal, Netra Chhetri, Joni Adamson, et al. “Changing the Trajectory of Rice-based Cultures Towards Sustainability," Proposal to the MacArthur 100 million and Change grant competition, Recognized as a “Top 200” proposal by the MacArthur Foundation, one of four ASU KED Blue-Ribboned Proposals, (2016, not funded).   

  • Adamson,Joni Lynn and Kitch,Sally L. CHIF: The Future We Want: Desert Cities As Physical Systems and Cultural Objects (ASUF 30005923). ASU FDN(1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 367Environmental Literature&Film
ENG 378Environmental Creative Nonfict
SOS 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 367Environmental Literature&Film
ENG 468Environmntl Literary Criticism
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 367Environmental Literature&Film
ENG 378Environmental Creative Nonfict
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 334Am Southwest Literature & Film
ENG 367Environmental Literature&Film
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 591Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 468Environmntl Literary Criticism
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 591Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
ENG 591Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 378Environmental Creative Nonfict
  • Keynote, “Dinner 2030: Food Futures,” Anthroposcenaries / Antroposcenari: Ecologies,  Landscapes, and Stories. Environmental Humanities International Research Group, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy, May 31, 2017.


  • Lecture, “Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities,” Research Centre for Environmental Humanities Public Lecture Series, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, May   24, 2017.
  • Plenary Speaker, “Food Futures: Indigenous Ethnobotanical Knowledges, Seed Sovereignty, and Resilience.” Decolonizing Nature: Resistance | Resilience | Revitalization.”  University of  New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 20, 2017.
  • Lecture, “How to Make your Campus an Urban Lab for the Citizen Humanities,” Eco/Next:  Green Humanities Beyond 2017 Series. Sponsored by English, Film & Media Arts, and    Women's & Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March   31, 2017.  
  • Keynote, “Backbone, Country, Anthropocene: Integrating Knowledges, Forging New  Constellations of Humanities and Social Science Practice,” Global Ecologies Conference,  University of Sydney, Australia, November 23, 2016. 
  • Keynote, “Roots and Trajectories: Why Field Genealogies—and Intergenerational Justice— Matter in the Environmental Humanities.” Environmental Trajectories Conference.  University of Colorado, Boulder, Oct. 28 -29, 2016. 
  • Invited Speaker, “Addressing Cities, Heritage, Food, Environment and Climate Change within the Humanities for the Environment (HfE) Global Initiative,” Valuing, Evaluating, Creativity Conference and the 10th Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Network Meeting, Mid Sweden University, Östersund. Sweden, September 12-14, 2016.
  • Lecturer, “The Anthropocene Humanities and Keywords for Environmental Studies,” The Seedbox Collaboratory, Linköping University, September 7, 2016. 
  • Lecturer, “Integrating Knowledges, Forging New Constellations of Transdisciplinary Practice,” Higher Seminar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Environmental Humanities Lab, Division of History of Science, Technology & Environment, September 5, 2016.
  • Keynote, Why Bears, Sachamama (Mother Forest), and other Transformational Beings are (Still)  Good to Think: From Ecopoetics to Multispecies Ethnography.” Dwellings of   Enchantment: Writing and Reenchanting the Earth: International Conference on     Ecopoetics, University of Perpignan, Perpignan, France, June 22-25, 2016.
  • Plenary Presentation.  “Creating New Fields: Expanding Environmental Justice/Climate Justice     with Scholarship in Related Areas.” Who’s Globe?  Who’s Globalization.  University of California, Santa Barbara’s Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies on February 26, 2016. University of California, Santa Barbara.  Feb. 26, 2016.
  • Keynote. “We Have Never Been “Anthropos”: From Environmental Justice to Cosmopolitics.”  "Nation in the Age of Environmental Crisis", Ecocriticism Network Symposium, Augsburg, Germany, July 17-18, 2015.

  • Keynote, “We Have Never Been “Anthropos”: The Future of the Environmental Humanities.” Symposium on the Future of the Environmental Humanities.” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 24-27, 2015. 
  • Plenary Speaker.  “Telling Storied Matters, Picturing Time: What Ancient Desert Plants Tell Us About Deep Time, Resilience, and Adaption.”  Environmental Photography and Humanities: Contributions to Research and Awareness.  An International Symposium. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. April 23-24, 2015. 
  • Lecture.  “Life Overlooked: Humanities for the Environment,” Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium, The Franklin Environmental Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont, March 12, 2015. 

  • Keynote.  The Sixth International Conference in Ecodiscourse: Speculative Materialisms. “Toward a Future We Want: Material Ecocriticism and the Articulation of “Storied Matter (s),” Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 19, 2014.

  • Lecture.  “Networked Relations: Humanities for the Environment.”  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China. December 16, 2014. 

  • Presentation. “Corn Mothers and Sunflowers: Critical Plant Studies, Multinatural Beings, and      Cosmopolitics.” “The Environmental Humanities: Emergence and Impact,” Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, December 9, 2014. 

  • HfE Lecture.  “Humanities for the Environment: Articulating `Storied Matter’ in the Multiverse.” The Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI): Performative Humanities.  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 5-8, 2014.

  • Keynote, “Gardens in the Desert: Migration, Diaspora and Food Sovereignty in the Work of Global Indigenous Women Writers,” International Migrants and Their Memories Conference,” National Sun-yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 5, 2013. 

  • Lecture, “A Keyword for Environmental Studies: Imagination,” “Environmental Humanities in a Changing World,” Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, March 8-9, 2013. 

  • "Star Waka: The Commons and the Cosmos in Indigenous (Science) Fictions and Poetry". Ecocriticism: Transpacific Dialogue Conference (Feb 2013).
  • "American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship.". Mellon Research Initiative in Environments and Societies Workshop (Jan 2013).
  • Invited Lecture. "Rethinking the Commons: How the Humanities Power our Fights for Food and Climate Justice." University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (Oct 2012).
  • Invited Lecture. "Source of Light, Source of Life: New Biosemiotic Understandings of Indigenous Literatures and Ecological Knowledges". Center for Comparative Native and Indigenous Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Jul 2012).
  • Invited Lecture. ""¡Todos Somos Indios!" Human and Civil Rights and Rights for Nature in Indigenous American Organizing". Grupo de Investigatión en Ecocritica Workshop (Jul 2012).
  • Keynote. "If a Tree Falls: Multispecies Ethnography, Amazonian Imagination and New Answers to Old Questions". Fifth European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment Conference, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. (Jun 2012).
  • Invited Lecture. "mother/mater/matrix: How the Humanities Power our Fight for Climate Justice". Sustainability in America Symposium (Feb 2011).
  • Invited Lecture. "The 11th Hour and Avatar: Humane Sustainable Culture and Film". National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan Lecture Invitation (Dec 2010).
  • Plenary. "Seeking the Corn Mother: Transnational Indigenous Community Building and Organizing, Food Sovereignty and Native North American Women Writers". Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Oct 2009).
  • Lecture: “Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture: Imagination.” “Towards a Sustainable Future: Opportunities for Collaborations Between the Humanities and the Sciences.” Sponsored by Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Aberdeen; and the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, UK, March 20, 2012.
  • “The Locations of American Studies” American Studies Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.
  • “Long Count Time: Rethinking Global Indigenous Literatures in the Context of Cosmopolitics,” Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), Moscow, Idaho, June 23-27, 2013. 
  • “Environmental Humanities.” American Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014. 
  • “How Rethinking Indigenous Literatures as Science Fiction Contributes to Transdisciplinary Discourses Surrounding Rising Seas and Climate Change,” International Conference on Island Development, International Geographical Union Commission on Islands, National Penghu University, Penghu, Taiwan.
  • "Hemispheres of Debt, Crises of Ecologies, Ethics of Collective Dissent: The Caribbean and Pacific Islands in American Studies.” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 20-24, 2013. 
  • Ten Years after American Indian Literatures, Environmental Justice and Ecocriticism: New Directions in Global Indigenous Literary Studies.”  Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, January 2-5, 2013. 
  • "Yakumama: What we can Learn from Pink Dolphins and Other Aquatic Seducers.” Society for the Study of Literature, Science and the Arts.”  Milwaukee, WI, September 27-30, 2012.
Honors / Awards

2017-2019 - PLuS Alliance Fellowship, PLuS Alliance, Arizona State University | Kings                            College London | University of New South Wales

2016-2017 - Virginia G. Piper Fellowship, Virginia G. Piper Center, Arizona State                                          University, (Internal $15,000)

2016 - CLAS Humanities Research Incentive Award, (Internal $1,000)

2015 - NEH Guest Faculty.  “The Environmental Humanities.”  Imagining Sustainable Environments: Place and Culture in the Global Community.  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Institute. Virginia State University, May 18-22, 2015. (External)

2014 - ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Mentor Award 

2012 - Visiting Scholar Fellowship, University of Alcalá, Alcalá, Spain, to work with members of GIECO (Grupo de Investigación en Ecocrítica) at the Instituto de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericano, June 22-July 18, (External $2000)

2012 - Sabbatical Leave, Arizona State University, 7/2012—12/2012 (Internal)

2011 - NEH Guest Faculty, “What are the Environmental Humanities?” Rethinking the Land Ethic: Sustainability and the Humanities National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute, Flagstaff, AZ. (External)

2010-11 - Fellowship, The Humanities and Human Origins, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University, (Internal $8000)

2009 - National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipend, "Nature and History at the Nation's Edge: A Field Institute in Environmental and Borderlands History," Tucson, AZ, June 14-July 11, (External $3200)  

2009-2010 - Fellowship, Lincoln Polytechnic Ethics Seminar, Arizona State University,                                           (Internal $4000) 


Editorial Board Member, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 2005-

Editorial Board Member, Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, 2011-

Editorial Board Member, Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, Lexington Books, an academic    imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2013-

Editorial Board Member, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, 2013-

Editorial Board Member, transFORMATIONS, 2014-                      

Editorial Board Member, American Literary History, 2015-

Editorial Board Associate, Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, 2014- 

Professional Associations

American Studies Association American Society of Environmental History The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment The Modern Language Association MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States Environment and Culture Caucus, American Studies Association Diversity Caucus, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Western Literature Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

2009-present Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability 2014-present Inaugural Affiliate, Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing 2015-present Affiliate, School for the Future of Innovation in Society 2014-present Affiliate, American Studies MA Program, SHPRS 2014-present Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability 2013-present Program Faculty, Graduate Certificate of Nonfiction Writing 2009-present Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender Studies

Work History

2013- Professor, English and Environmental Humanities, CLAS, Arizona State University 2006-2013 Associate Professor, English and Environmental Humanities, IHC, Arizona State University 2004-2006 Professor, English, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista 2001-2004 Associate Professor, English, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista 1996-2001 Assistant Professor, English, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista 1995-1996 Adjunct Senior Lecturer, English, University of Arizona, Tucson 1992-1995 Graduate Associate, English, University of Arizona, Tucson 1989-1992 Graduate Assistant, English, University of Arizona, Tucson

  • Book Manuscript Reviewer Cambridge University Press; Continuum Books; Duke University Press; HarperCollins; Lexington Books; MIT Press; New York University Press; Oxford University Press; Routledge Press; Palgrave MacMillan Press; University of Arizona Press; University of Chicago Press; University of Georgia Press; University of Kansas Press; University of Nevada Press; University of Virginia Press; Wilfred Laurier University Press

  • Journal Article Reviewer: Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literatures, Culture, and Theory; Concentric; Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment; Elohi: Indigenous Peoples and the Environment; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Humanities; Environmental Justice; Hypatia; ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment; Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies; Journal of Transnational American Studies; Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture; Environmental Humanities; LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory; Modern Fiction Studies; MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States; Resilience: A Journal of the Sustainable Humanities; SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literature; Western American Literature

  • Outside Tenure Reviewer: Academia Sinica, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Taipei, Taiwan; Amherst College, Department of English, Amherst, Massachusetts; Brown University, Environmental Studies, Providence, Rhode Island; East Carolina College, Department of English, Greensville, North Carolina; Gettysberg College, Environmental Studies, Gettysberg, Tennessee; Humboldt State University, Environmental Studies, Arcata, California;The Julliard School, Liberal Arts and English, New York, New York; Miami University, Department of Geography, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Oxford, Ohio; Oregon State University, Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, Corvallis, Oregon; Portland State University, English and Native American Studies, Portland, Oregon; University of California, Los Angeles, Department of English, Los Angeles, California; University of Guelph, Guelph, School of Theater and English Studies, Ontario, Canada; University of Idaho, Department of English, Moscow, Idaho; University of Massachusetts, English and Environmental Literature, Boston, Massachusetts; University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Film Reviewer: Bullfrog Films; Women Make Movies

  • President, Arizona State University Faculty Women’s Association (FWA), 2015-2016 

  • President (2012), Past President (2013), and President Elect (2011), Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) 

  • Member, ASU University President’s Standing Committee on Sustainability Education, 2013- 2014 

  • Member, ASU University President’s Award for Sustainability Committee, 2010-2013 

  • Research Partner, The Environmental Humanities International Research Group, University of Turin, Italy, 2013- 

  • Founder and Head, American Studies Association’s Environment and Culture Caucus (ASA-ECC), 1999-2010 

  •  ASU Senator and ACD/ACDW Review Committee, Member (2006 - 2009)