Ph.D., York University, 1997
Professor of Environmental
Environmental Program / Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Tel: (802) 656-0180 Fax: (802) 656-8015
*Pronounced "Eve (Adam's partner) - akkhh! - Eve"
Adrian Ivakhiv is a Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture with a joint appointment in the Environmental Program and the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. He regularly teaches the core courses Nature and Culture and Research Methods in Environmental Studies, as well as electives such as Ecopolitics and the Cinema, Environmental Ethics, The Culture of Nature, Media Ecologies and Cultural Politics, and the graduate-level Environmental Thought & Culture Research Seminar. He coordinates the Rubenstein School's graduate concentration in Environmental Thought and Culture.
With degrees in
Fine Arts Studies (B.F.A.) and Environmental Studies (M.E.S.
and Ph.D.) and previous appointments in departments of
Religious Studies & Anthropology (at the University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh) and Science and Technology Studies (at Atkinson
College, York University), Adrian's interdisciplinary background
includes work in the humanities, creative arts, and
social sciences. He is the author of Claiming
Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (Indiana University
Press, 2001) and Ecologies
of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, and Nature (Wilfrid
Laurier University Press, 2013), Executive
Editor of the Encyclopedia
of Religion and Nature, a former President of the Environmental
of Canada, and on the editorial boards of several journals
the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (as Associate
Journal of Ecocriticism, Speculations,
and two book series in the environmental humanities.
birth, Adrian's research on culture and environment has taken him
(a.k.a. Kiev), Ukraine, and the Carpathian mountains of
east central Europe, Cape Breton
Island and Haida
Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) off either coast of
Canada, the U.S. Southwest, southwest England, and the Northeast Kingdom of
Vermont. In a previous life as a choral conductor and ethno-psych-folk-punk-fusion
musician, he performed at monasteries in Egypt, concert stages
(well, two or three) in Ukraine, and at the Canadian Parliament
Buildings in Ottawa (honestly, once). When he isn't teaching, researching
and writing, he makes music,
hikes in the Green Mountains, eats Vermont's artisanal
cheeses, and reads The
Nation, Grist, Spacing, and Ji
Magazine. He has lived in Burlington since 2003. From his
west-facing window he watches for Champ.
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Current or Recently Taught Courses & Syllabi
- New for Fall 2013:
- Religion and Ecology
- Summer 2013 (May 20-June 6):
- Spring 2013 courses:
Ecologies and Cultural Politics: See the course blog e2mc (evolving ecological
- Environmental Thought & Culture Research Seminar
- Research Methods in Environmental Studies
- ECOPOLITICS & THE CINEMA -
- NATURE & CULTURE
- The Culture of Nature
- Environmental Ethics
- Radical Environmentalism
- Controversies in Environmental Science
- Culture and Environment
- Environment, Communication, and Culture
- Environment, Globalization, and Critical Theory
- Environmental Studies in Postmodernity
- Myth and Mystery
- Nature Writing/Writing Nature
- Paradigms in Environmental Studies
Professor Ivakhiv's research and teaching interests constellate at the intersections of ENVIRONMENTAL THOUGHT (environmental ethics and philosophy) and CULTURAL STUDIES (issues of cultural identity, ethnicity and regionalism, nationalism and transnationalism, media studies, visual culture, social justice), or what could be called "THE CULTURE OF NATURE."
Click on the following links for further information, a selection of readings/writings, etc.:
Some other areas of interest include:
- Science and technology studies, esp. actor-network theory, complexity theory
- Psychology, sociology, & politics of knowledge (including anomalistics & conspiracy cultures)
- The philosophies of A. N. Whitehead, C. S. Peirce, Gilles Deleuze, immanent naturalism, Buddhism (Madhyamika, Tiantai) & Daoism, anarchism & radical democracy
- See Immanence for
- Associate Editor, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture
- Editorial Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University Press Environmental Humanities Series
- Editorial Board, Lexington Press Ecocritical Theory and
Practice Book Series
- Editorial Board, Environmental
Nature and Culture;
- Editorial Board, The Pomegranate (International Journal of Pagan Studies)
- Editorial Advisory Board, Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism
- Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Ecocriticism.
- Board of Reviewers, Speculations
(Journal of Speculative Realism)
- Executive Editor, Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature , with Laura Hobgood-Oster, Jeffrey Kaplan, Bron R. Taylor (Editor-in-chief), and Michael York (London/New York: Continuum International, 2005).
- Collaborator, Changing Urban Waterfronts (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded grant project examining socio-environmental change on the Toronto waterfront in a comparative context)
- Scientific Advisor, Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
- Co-organizer, Earth Charter Community Summits, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2001 and 2002.
- President (1989-90) and Board member, Environmental Studies Association of Canada/L'association canadienne des etudes environmentales
- Member: Association of American Geographers, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, American Anthropological Association, American Academy of Religion, American Association of Ukrainian Studies, American Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
- Immanence Blog
- Immanence Shadow Blog
- e2mc: evolving
ecological media cultures blog
- Google Scholar profile
Voices: Selected Interviews: features an interview with
Adrian Ivakhiv and six other thinkers
- Indications environmental communication blog
- UVM Environmental Thought & Culture blog
- My Library Thing page
- My MUSIC PAGE.
- Bruce Janz's Place and Space web site.
- SPARC Open Access Newsletter - Imagine a world in which knowledge and information are available to all. Peter Suber's site provides news and views on the open-access to scholarship movement - news of new online scholarly sources, boycotts of online publishers who overcharge for their services (e.g., charging $20 or $30 for a single journal article), etc.
OF NATURE Page. My own web page devoted to the
intersection of environmental thought and cultural studies.
This is currently in a state of disrepair; it may be updated at some point...
- A Complex History of Sustainability: Every grad student should be quizzed on this: who's who, what they say, how widely their influence extends, etc.?
- The Burlington Blog
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