Building Environmental Humanities at the University of Toronto

JHI Working Group active in 2019-2020


This third year of operations for the Environmental Humanities Network will be focused on amplifying a wide range of local environmental research and events. The 2019-2020 annual theme of the Jackman Humanities Institute, Strange Weather, provides a unique opportunity to build on our connections with monthly meetings designed to consolidate environmental humanities pedagogy and research. We will be working with Toronto and university-based environmental initiatives to think about urban planning, environmental disaster responses, creative pedagogical approaches (including an archive of environmental humanities syllabi), and Indigenous land-based knowledge, among other topics.

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  • Caroline Holland, Ph.D. cand., FAS English
  • Andrea Most, FAS English
  • Alexandra Rahr, FAS Centre for the Study of the United States

Faculty, University of Toronto

  • Alan Ackerman, FAS English
  • Tania Aguila-Way, FAS English
  • Alan Bewell, FAS English
  • Mark Cheetham, FAS Art History
  • Michael Eckers, UTSC Human Geography
  • Matt Farish, FAS Geography & Planning
  • Kajri Jain, UTM Visual Studies
  • Sherry Lee, Faculty of Music
  • Stanka Radovic, UTM English & Drama
  • John Robinson, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Stephen Scharper, UTM Anthropology
  • Tanhum Yoreh, School of the Environment

Graduate Students, University of Toronto

  • Judith Brunton, Study of Religion
  • Henry Ivry, English
  • Julia Lum, Art History
  • Olivia Pellegrino, English
  • Michaela Rife, Art History
  • Lana Tran, Faculty of Information, Museum Studies

Graduate Students outside University of Toronto

  • Aftab Mirzaei, Science & Technology Studies, York University
  • Justyna Poray-Wybranowska, English, York University

Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto

  • Grace King, English and Environmental Studies