Joni Adamson

Professor, Environmental Humanities, Professor, Environmental Humanities

  • 77 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Research interests

Joni Adamson is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University where she directs the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI).  She lectures internationally and is the author and/or co-editor of many books that helped to establish and expand the environmental humanities, including Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, 2016) and Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice (Routledge, 2016). She is a Convener of the North American Observatory of the Humanities for the Environment global network.  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Arizona

… → 1995

MA, Brigham Young University

… → 1989

BA, Idaho State University

… → 1981


  • Environmental Humanities, Ecocriticism, Indigenous Studies
  • Sustainability

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environmental justice Earth & Environmental Sciences
justice Social Sciences
food Social Sciences
sovereignty Social Sciences
environmental politics Earth & Environmental Sciences
NAFTA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Mexico Social Sciences
militarization Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2017

Insinuations: Thinking plant politics with the day of the triffids

Adamson, J. & Sandilands, C., Jan 1 2017, The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature. University of Minnesota Press, p. 234-252 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Roots and trajectories of the environmental humanities: From environmental justice to intergenerational justice

Adamson, J., Sep 1 2017, In : English Language Notes. 55, 1-2, p. 121-134 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental Justice
1 Citation (Scopus)

Encounter with a Mexican Jaguar: Nature, NAFTA, Militarization, and Ranching in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Adamson, J., Apr 30 2016, Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 221-240 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Gathering the desert in an urban lab: Designing the citizen humanities

Adamson, J., Nov 10 2016, Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 106-119 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)
Vatican City
environmental pollution

Projects 2013 2017