Environmental Humanities, Theory, Cultural Studies

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University of Texas at Arlington, Teaching Awards:

  • Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, 2016

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Spring 2013

  • UTA’s candidate for the statewide Piper Award, 2012

  • The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2010

  • Alicia Wilkerman Smotherman Faculty Award, 2009

  • Freshman Leaders on Campus Faculty Appreciation Recognition, 2009

  • “Recognized Professor,” The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2009

  • Inaugural Recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2008

Essays on pedagogy:


  • "The Trouble with Texts, or Teaching Green Cultural Studies in Texas,"  in the MLA collection, Teaching North American Environmental Literature 

  • "When the Newt Turned Off the Lights," in Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies


The teaching of teaching: I taught the ProSeminar on Literary Pedagogy for several years.

Curricular development and administration: I created the cross-disciplinary minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, with two other UTA faculty members, and served as the Coordinator and the Director of the Minor for several years.


Fall 2019

Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 and by appointment.  It's best to email me for an appointment in case I have other meetings, but feel free to stop by my office on the second floor of PLC.


Classes for 2020


Winter 2020

Office Hours: MWF: 3:00-4:00 + by appointment


ENG 230: Intro to Environmental Lit

MWF 14:00-14:50, 360 CON (Condon Hall)

Course Description: 

Do we read literature differently when we read for the environment?  How are environmental issues connected to colonialism, gender, class, race, and disability? How should literature and film represent environmental futures and does it matter?  This course introduces key questions, topics, and texts in environmental literatures, including colonialism and Native cultures, environmental justice, and future visions. We will read and discuss three novels, Louise Erdrich, Tracks; Jeff Vandermeer, Annihilation, and the U of O Common Reading text, Helena Viramontes, and Under the Feet of Jesus. We will also read and discuss poetry, essays, and short films or film clips, such as the surrealist “Love Life of the Octopus,” by Jean Painlevé, and the  SF film “Pumzi” by Wanuri Kahiu. 

Spring 2020

 ENG 407         St. Louis Seminar:  Poetic Animals

 ENG 615         Advanced Study in Lit Theory: Environmental Theory

Peggy Kulesz, Laura Kopchick, Ken Roemer, and Stacy Alaimo, with the 2011 Regents Awards