Senior Lecturer

Dr. Morehouse is a social geographer who researches the complex and interconnected relationships between nature and society. Specifically, his research addresses how twenty-first century environmental change cannot be understood independent of the social, political, and economic systems that often drive that change. Recently, Harlan Morehouse has conducted research and written on the following topics: spiritual practices applied to human and more-than-human relations, the social and cultural implications of glacier recession; multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the environment; and political-ecological approaches to the Anthropocene.


Dr. Morehouse regularly teaches the following courses:

  • GEOG050: World Regional Geography/Global Environments and Cultures
  • GEOG099: Place and Environment in New England
  • GEOG160: The United States: Place, Power, Politics
  • GEOG173: Political Ecology
  • GEOG179: Cultural Ecology
  • HCOL185: Geographies of Life and Death

Spring 2020 Syllabi:

Research and/or Creative Works

During his 2023 sabbatical, Dr. Morehouse will be researching the proliferation of disinformation and conspiracy theory and its broad social, political, and environmental impacts. In particular, this research aims to develop strategies for effectively communicating information about public health and environmental change in accessible and inclusive ways.


Morehouse, H., & Morse, C. Sense and Consent in Collaborating with ‘Earth Others.’ Environmental Humanities, forthcoming 2023.

Morehouse, H. & Cigliano, M. (2021). Cultures and Concepts of Ice: Listening for Other Narratives in the Anthropocene. Annals of the American Association of Geographers: 1-8.

 Morehouse, H. (2019). On the political and speculative promises of Gabrys’ Program Earth. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(1), 110-112.

 Morehouse, H., Waterton, E., Schein, R., Cresswell, T., & DeSilvey, C. (2018). Book forum: Curated Decay: Heritage beyond Saving. Cultural Geographies, 25(1), 245-255.

 Morehouse, H., & Johnson, E. (2014). After the Anthropocene: Politics and geographic inquiry for a new epoch. Progress in Human Geography, 38(3), 439-456.

Harlan smiling on a sunny day with trees and bushes in the background

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Nature-Society Studies, Social and Cultural Geography, Political Ecology, Environmental Humanities


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota
  • MA Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University
  • BA Literature and Social Sciences, Bennington College


  • 802-656-0992
Office Location:

Old Mill Rm 208

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 50: Global Environments and Cultures

  • GEOG 160: Geography of the United States

  • GEOG 173: Political Ecology 

  • GEOG 179: Cultural Ecology

  • GEOG 196: Geographical Perspectives on Catastrophe

  • GEOG 245: The Anthropocene