Professor

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. 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.

Publications

Books

Ivakhiv, A. J. Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, Nature (Wilfrid Laurier University Press Environmental Humanities Series, 2013).

Ivakhiv, A. J. Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001).
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Hobgood Oster, L., A. J. Ivakhiv, J. Kaplan, B. R. Taylor (ed.-in-ch.), and M. York, eds. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 2 vols. (Thoemmes Continuum, 2005).

Ivakhiv, A. J. Ecologies of Identity: Enchantments of Nature and Culture in a Globalizing World (in progress).

Ivakhiv, A. J. Why Objects Fly Out the Window: A Process-Relational Manifesto-Thriller (in progress).

 

Articles & Book Chapters

Ivakhiv, A. J. and Catherine M. Tucker, “Intersections of Nature, Science, and Religion: An Introduction,” in Nature, Science, and Religion: Intersections Shaping Society and the Environment, ed. C. M. Tucker. Santa Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research (SAR) Press, 2012.

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

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Teaching Ecocriticism and Cinema.” In Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies, ed. G. Garrard. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Ivakhiv, A. J. "The Wound of What Has Not Happened Yet: Cine-Semiotics of Eco-Trauma." Umelec International 11. 2 (2011).

Ivakhiv, A. J.  “Cinema of the Not-Yet: The Utopian Promise of Film as Heterotopia.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 5.2 (2011), 186-209.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “The Anthrobiogeomorphic Machine: Stalking the Zone of Cinema.” Film-Philosophy 15.1 (2011), 118-139.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Opening Pandora’s Film,” with B. R. Taylor. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 4.4 (2010), 384-393.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Nature’s Nation: Improvisation, Democracy, and Ken Burns’ National Parks,” Environmental Communication 4.4 (2010), 1-7.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “From Frames to Resonance Machines: The Neuropolitics of Environmental Communication.” Environmental Communication 4.1 (2010), 109-121.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Stirring the Geopolitical Unconscious: Towards a Jamesonian Ecocriticism?” New Formations 64 (2008), 98-109.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Social Nature: Collapsing Dichotomies Without Unraveling the Fabric of Things.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 2.2 (2008), 258-266.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Green Film Criticism and Its Futures.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15.2 (2007), 1-28. Also published in Foreign Literature Studies 29 (1), special issue on ecocriticism.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Religion, Nature, and Culture: Theorizing the Field.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 1.1 (2007), 47-57.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Power Trips: Making Sacred Space in New Age Pilgrimage.” In Handbook of New Age Religion, ed. James R. Lewis and Daren Kemp, 263-286. Amsterdam and Boston: Brill Academic, 2007.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Stoking the Heart of (a Certain) Europe: Crafting Hybrid Identities in the Ukraine-EU Borderlands.” Spaces of Identity 6.1 (2006), 11-44.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Toward a Geography of ‘Religion’: On the Spatial Dimension of Significance.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96.1 (2006), 169-175.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Coloring Cape Breton ‘Celtic’: Topographies of Culture and Identity in Cape Breton Island.” Ethnologies 27 (2): 107-136.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “Nature and Ethnicity in East European Paganism: An Environmental Ethics of the Religious Right?” Pomegranate 7.2 (2005), 194-225.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “In Search of Deeper Identities: Paganism and Native Faith in Contemporary Ukraine.” Nova Religio 8.3 (2005), 7-38.

Ivakhiv, A. J. “The Revival of Ukrainian Native Faith.” Modern Paganism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, ed. Michael F. Strmiska, 209-239. Oxford, U.K.: ABC-CLIO, 2005.

 

Associations and 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 Ivakhiv

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional program: Environmental Studies
Research: Environmental thought, cultural theory, global cultural change

Education

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

Contact

Phone:
  • 802 656-0180
Office Location:

211 Bittersweet Building

Courses Taught

ENVS Courses:

  • ENVS 182 Religion and Ecology
  • ENVS 195 Environmental Literature, Arts, and Media
  • ENVS 201 Research Methods
  • ENVS 204 Media Ecologies and Cultural Politics
  • ENVS 295 Culture of Nature
  • ENVS 295 Film, Ecology, Philosophy

Other Courses:

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