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.

I am a historian of American urban environmental and twentieth-century United States history working on computational and spatial methods. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I lead initiatives in digital humanities and digital community engagement. I am also affiliated researcher with Humanities+Design and the Spatial History Project at Stanford University. My 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.

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.

MemberRebecca Seifried

I am a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal, rural regions and expanding empires in the medieval and post-medieval Eastern Mediterranean, using a combination of archaeological data, archival sources, and remotely-sensed imagery analysis. My current project, “European Frontiers: Rural Spaces and Expanding States,” looks at the local experience of living in imperial frontiers, focusing on case studies from highland Crete and Dalmatia. Results of the study will provide insight into how frontier communities are shaped by the process of state expansion from an economical, social, political, and environmental perspective.

MemberCourtney Berger

I’ve been at Duke University Press since 2003, and I acquire books across the humanities and social sciences. My key areas of acquisition include: social and political theory, transnational American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, critical ethnic studies, environmental humanities, science and technology studies, media studies, literary studies, and geography.

MemberJason W. Moore

Jason W. Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is professor of sociology. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene o Antropocene? (Ombre Corte, 2017), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things(University of California Press, 2017). His books and essays on environmental history, capitalism, and social theory have been widely recognized, including the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History (2003), the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on the Political Economy of the World-System (American Sociological Association, 2002 for articles, and 2015 for Web of Life), and the Byres and Bernstein Prize in Agrarian Change (2011). He coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.