MemberRaphael Villarroel, A.B.

Raphael is currently a graduate student of political science at the University of Santo Tomas, and works as a writer for government contracting publishing site, Executive Mosaic. He completed his A.B. in Political Science at the same university in 2018. His research interests include democratic history and development, electoral systems, conflict resolution studies and environmental politics.

MemberHanna Elizabeth Morris

Hanna E. Morris is a Ph.D student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the 2017 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship awarded by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). Hanna is concerned with images and visualities of global warming. Her research is primarily engaged with the question of production—or of how artists, filmmakers, photographers, and other media makers can visualize global warming in an era of rapid and large scale environmental change. Hanna is the Graduate Student Representative on the Board of Directors for the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). She completed her Master’s of Science in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2016) and Bachelor’s of Science in Society & Environment with a concentration in Global Environmental Politics at the University of California, Berkeley (2015).

MemberJason Heppler

…Hoboken: Wiley and Sons, 2015.
“The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics,” in The Plains Political Tradition, edited by Jon Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald Simmons. Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2011, 267–287.

Electronic Books

The Rubyist Historian: Ruby Fundamentals for Humanities Scholars. doi: 10.5281/zendo.9987.


Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley, digital history, 2015–present.
“Self-sustaining and a good citizen”: William F. Cody and the Progressive Wild West, digital history, Cody Studies, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2012.

Dr. Jason Heppler is the Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History (by courtesy) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he leads initiatives in digital humanities, research data services, and digital community engagement. His first book, tentatively titled Suburban by Nature: Silicon Valley and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics, explores the postwar growth of the cities of Silicon Valley and the ways that their growth not only led to ecological disaster but introduced social inequality. While Silicon Valley’s high-tech companies were imagined as a clean and green alternative to industrialization, the growth, manufacturing, and economic activity introduced challenges to the region’s wildlife and its residents. Suburban by Nature looks at how local communities confronted these challenges and offers a case study for other high-tech regions seeking to balance nature and city. He earned his PhD in History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has held positions at Stanford University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research and UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

MemberMiriam Tola

… With/in the Earth. Hardt, Negri and Feminist Natures.”  Theory & Event 18, no. 4 (2015).
“The Political Ecology of Isabelle Stengers: Displacing the Anthropocene.” Teoria 34, no. 2 (2014):101-118. 
 Book Chapters and Entries
“Reinventing the Strike in Transnational Feminist Movements and Youth Climate Activism,” in preparation.
“Geopower” in preparation for The Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics, edited by Luigi Pellizzoni, Emanuele Leonardi and Viviana Asara, Elgar (invited).
 “La città dei corpi indecorosi: femminismi, spazi urbani e politiche securitarie in Italia,” in La libertà è una passeggiata, edited by Chiara Belingardi, Federica Castelli and Serena Olcuire, open access book, IAPh Italia (2019): 109-118.
“Pachamama,” in Loanwords to Live With: An Ecotopian Lexicon Against the Anthro…

Miriam Tola is assistant professor in Environmental Humanities at the University of Lausanne. She specializes in feminist and decolonial theory, political ecology and the study of activist and aesthetic practices for gender, racial and environmental justice. Her current book project focuses on the potential of the commons as path for making futures in the ruins of extractive capitalism. Her articles on the Anthropocene, the politics of the commons and the rights of nature have appeared in journals such as Theory & Event, South Atlantic Quarterly, Feminist Review, Environmental Humanities and Studi Culturali.

MemberKeith Pluymers

I’m an early modern environmental historian researching wood scarcity in 16th and 17th century England and how these fears shaped colonial expansion into the Atlantic World. I teach broad courses on environmental history that mix broad geographic and chronological frameworks with case studies. I’ve taught courses on early modern conservation and sustainability, rivers and human history from the Ancient world to Los Angeles, and doing history in the Anthropocene in addition to introductory courses to early modern Atlantic and American environmental history.

MemberKyle Taylor Lucas

American Indian and Canada First Nations Studies Intersection of Colonial Oppression and Trauma Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Urban Indian Survival Indigenous and Post-Colonial Studies Indigenous Women and Generational Trauma Criminal Justice System Reform Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex Political Economy and Justice History of Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial U.S. Women of Color and Feminist Theory Environmental Justice Wild Salmon Recovery Water as a Human Right

MemberJennifer Browdy De Hernandez

I am interested in exploring the nexus of gender, society & the environment from a variety of perspectives & disciplines. I write and study personal narratives, testimonials and political memoirs, mostly by contemporary women activists for social and environmental justice. I also teach and do social and environmental justice advocacy through the media, especially new media approaches. I believe that narrative has a powerful role to play in the current struggle to bring our beleaguered planet back into balance, and I want to engage in this struggle as a writer, blogger, teacher and activist.

MemberPeter Critchley

I am an intellectual range rider whose research activity embraces a diversity of materials drawn from philosophy, history, political economy, urban studies and social and political ecology. At the heart of my work is a concept of ‘rational freedom.’ This concept holds that freedom is a condition of the appropriate arrangement of the cognitive, affective, interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of human life, incorporating essential human attributes from instinct to reason. Defining politics in the ancient sense of creative self-realisation, I affirm a socio-relational and ethical conception of freedom in which individual liberty depends upon and is constituted by the quality of relations with other individuals. I therefore stresses the intertwining of ethics and politics within a conception of the good life. My work is concerned to establish the nature, causes, and conditions of human flourishing. I return philosophy to its key question of what it is to live well as a human being and what it takes for human beings to live well together.