Research

My interdisciplinary research broadly explores transformations in environment and culture in 20th-/21st-Century literature, film, and media. By looking at built and non-built environments as cultural and social processes, my research investigates how society and geography shape each other through literary and media culture focused on the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the North Atlantic, as well as through some representations in contemporary world literature. My research is situated in the Environmental and Energy Humanities, where I examine contested territory, sustainability and food, literary cartography, spatial injustices, narratives of fear about energy futures, and cultural approaches to climate change, among other topics.

Over the next 5 years, my research ultimately examines two broader questions:

  • How might literature and media culture confront social injustices related to environmental concerns about space and geography?
  • How does literature and media culture narrate forms of fear about energy transitions and futures?

For a detailed publication history with examples of my research, please click on one of the links in the drop-down menu above or by clicking on these links: Books, Edited Journals, Articles and Book Chapters, Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries. Some downloadable essays are also available on my Academia.edu page.