University of Vermont

Adrian Ivakhiv

Adrian Ivakhiv

Professor, Environmental Studies and Environmental Thought and Culture

Phone: 802-656-0180
Office: 211 Bittersweet Building
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Areas of Interest

Environmental thought, cultural theory, global cultural change

Adrian Ivakhiv is a Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture with a joint appointment in the Environmental Program and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, where he is the Steven Rubenstein Professor of Environment and Natural Resources. His research and teaching is focused at the intersections of ecology, culture, identity, religion, media, and the creative arts. He is the author of Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (2001), Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, and Nature (2013), Executive Editor of The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005), a former President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, and on the editorial boards of several journals in the environmental humanities.

Instructional Program

Environmental Studies


Ph.D., 1997, York University (Environmental Studies)
M.E.S., 1991, York University (Environmental Studies)
B.F.A., 1985, York University (Fine Arts Studies)

Selected Publications

Ivakhiv, A. J. 2013. Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, Nature. Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press Environmental Humanities Series. Ivakhiv, A. J. 2013. “Green Pilgrimage: Problems and Prospects for Ecology and Peace-Building.” In Pilgrims as Peacemakers in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, ed., A. Pazos (85-103). London: Ashgate.

Ivakhiv, A. J. 2013. “The Age of the World Motion Picture: Cinematic Visions of the Cosmos in the Post-Earthrise Era,” in The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Spaces, Identities, Practices, and Politics, ed. S. D. Brunn. Springer Press.

Ivakhiv, A. J. 2012. “Intersections of Nature, Science, and Religion: An Introduction,” with Catherine M. Tucker (3-21), and “Religious (Re)Turns in the Wake of Global Nature: Toward a Cosmopolitics” (213-230), in C. M. Tucker, ed., Nature, Science, and Religion: Intersections Shaping Society and the Environment. Santa Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research Press.

Ivakhiv, A. J. 2012. “An Ecophilosophy of the Moving Image: Cinema as Anthrobiogeomorphic Machine,” in Ecomedia Theory and Practice, S. Rust, S. Monani, and S. Cubitt, eds. (87-105). London: Routledge.