Environmental Studies at UVM

Adrian Ivakhiv

Professor, Advisor

Environmental Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bittersweet House Room 211

  • (802) 656-0180

Advising Appointment Hours: 

Please call 656-4055 to make an appointment with Adrian.

Areas of Interest: 

Environmental philosophy, cultural theory, media/communication/arts, religion and ecology, 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 & 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.


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

Other Courses: 

  • NR 002 Nature and Culture
  • NR 385 Environmental Thought and Culture Research Seminar

Professional Affiliations: 

  • 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 Communication: Journal of 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)
  • Scientific Advisor, Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

Adrian will be on sabbatical through the summer 2017.