Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography

Harlan 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: the social and cultural implications of glacier recession; multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the environment; and political-ecological approaches to the Anthropocene.

Harlan Morehouse’s primary appointment is Senior Lecturer in UVM’s Department of Geography, where he teaches courses in nature-society relations, social/cultural/political geography, political ecology, and the environmental humanities. He also serves as the Director of the LASP Earth and Environment Scholars Program.


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.

Morehouse, H., & Ivakhiv, A. (2013). An interview with Adrian Ivakhiv, author of Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, Nature. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (Online).

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

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


  • Ph.D. Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • M.A. Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, 2006
  • B.A. Literature and Social Sciences, Bennington College, 2002


Office Location:

208 Old Mill