UCSB Faculty Interviews
Peter Alagona, History & Environmental Studies.
“I’m trained primarily as an environmental historian…In my historical work, what I often do is look at the roles of science, law, economics, politics and policy, all coming together into a larger politics of the environment.”
John Foran, Sociology.
“My research now is focused on the climate issue, the problem of climate change and the social movement I participate in…the global youth climate justice movement.”
David Cleveland, Environmental Studies
“I was raised on a farm and always interested in being outside and being in gardens…[I realized] how many different ways people interacted with their environment in terms of the whole process of obtaining, processing, and eating food. That’s been something I have never lost my passion for.”
Ken Hiltner, English & Environmental Studies, EHI Director
“[I am interested] in the [historical] notion that we could get back to nature. What I began to realize is that this idea is alive and well today…Recently I’ve been thinking about how we can alter that way of thinking, thinking not back towards nature but a forward to nature, moving toward a better relationship, not something wistfully in the past.”
“My big focus in the last ten years has been climate change [and] climate change denial…[Climate change] is being debated now in what I do with words and language and narrative. I really want to understand how that’s happening.”