Associate professor of English, California State University, Fullerton
Affiliated Faculty in Environmental Studies and Queer Studies
PHD, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Professor Nicole Seymour works in the environmental humanities, asking how literature and other cultural forms – from documentary film to standup comedy – mediate our relationship to environmental crisis.
Before coming to CSUF, she held positions at the University of Louisville, the University of Arkansas, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. Her first book, Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination, won the 2015 scholarly book award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Her most recent book, Bad Environmentalism: Affect and Dissent in the Ecological Age (University of Minnesota Press) was listed among the 'Best Nature Writing of 2018' by the Chicago Review of Books. As an Alumni Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, Seymour has been working on a public-facing cultural history of glitter.
Keynote address scheduled on Saturday March 6th, 2021 at 2:00pm EST.