Elizabeth Mary DeLoughrey

Current Fellow

Fellow: Awarded 2021

Field of Study: Literary Criticism

Competition: US & Canada

Elizabeth DeLoughrey is a professor in the English Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA who teaches postcolonial literature courses on the environment, globalization, and the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007), and co-editor of the volumes Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture (2005); Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011); and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (2015). With Thom Van Dooren, she was co-editor of the interdisciplinary open-access journal Environmental Humanities until 2020. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the ACLS, NEH, Rockefeller, Mellon Foundation, Fulbright, and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. Her last book, Allegories of the Anthropocene, examines climate change and empire in the literary and visual arts and was published by Duke University Press in 2019.

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