Ph.D. Candidates Reflect on the Environmental Humanities
Corrie Ellis, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology.
“What I am most interested in is the interconnection between the environment and society…the humanities have an important role to play [here] in terms of creating [a] culture change and communicating to people about environmental degradation and imagining a better future.”
Jeremy Chow, Ph.D. Candidate, English.
“When I first arrived here at UCSB the environment wasn’t one of my primary focuses, [but I soon] realized that UCSB has a strong contingent of faculty members that focus on [it].”
Baron Haber, Ph.D. Candidate, English.
“Throughout my early childhood and into my college years, outdoor activities like hiking and backing, these were major parts of what I did for fun and also how I formed my identity.”
Tom Doran, Ph.D. Candidate, English.
“I started writing about animal representation and issues of animal representation not really knowing that there were pretty fully formed fields like Ecocriticism or Animal studies, and when I learned about [these] more I decided to start a PhD.”