Stacy Alaimo is a professor of English at the University of Oregon. Her books include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010); and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016). She coedited Material Feminisms (2008) with Susan J. Hekman, and edited the twenty-eight-chapter volume Matter (2016) in the Gender series of Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Alaimo's recent publications include essays about marine ecologies and Anthropocene seas. She is currently writing a book entitled Composing Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss, as well as coediting a book series, at Duke University Press, called "Elements."
Mandy Bloomfield is a lecturer in English at the University of Plymouth, UK, where she teaches modern and contemporary literature, ecocriticism, and critical ocean studies. She is the author of Archaeopoetics: Word, Image, History (University of Alabama Press, 2016) and has published numerous articles on contemporary ecopoetics in journals such as Contemporary Literature, Green Letters, and Critical Quarterly. She is currently working on a new monograph focused on oceanic poetics.
Megan Fernandes is a poet and academic. She is an assistant professor of English at Lafayette College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, Postmodern Culture, Tin House, Ploughshares, and others. She lives in New York City.
Lisa Han is a PhD candidate in film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include digital media studies, environmental media studies, medical media, and science and technology studies. Her dissertation, "Deepwater Feeds," examines the material and semiotic remaking of the seafloor through industrial, state, and scientific productions of underwater media infrastructures. Lisa has also published work on fetal ultrasound, online abortion discourse, and Internet freedom.
Brandon Jones is a visiting assistant professor in the liberal studies department at Kettering University, where he teaches environmental and general humanities. He has published articles on ecocriticism, posthumanism, science studies, animal studies, and new materialism in Journal of Consciousness Studies, O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies, The Posthuman Glossary, and Modern Fiction Studies. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the relationship between environmentalism and utopia in late twentieth-century American fiction.
Melody Jue is an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Drawing on the experience of becoming a scuba diver, her monograph Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater (Duke University Press, 2020) develops a theory of mediation specific to the ocean environment. Professor Jue has published articles in Grey Room, Women's Studies Quarterly, Animations, Humanities Circle, Scale in Literature & Culture, and Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction. She is also coediting, with Rafico Ruiz, the collection Saturation: An Elemental Politics (forthcoming with Duke University Press).
Steve Mentz is a professor of English at St. John's University in New York City. His most recent book is Break Up the Anthropocene (2019). He is the author of three earlier monographs, Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550–1719 (2015), At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean (2009), and Romance for Sale in Early Modern England (2006), and also editor or coeditor of four collections: The Sea in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture (2017), Oceanic New York (2015), The Age of Thomas Nashe (2013), and Rogues and Early Modern English Culture (2004). He has written numerous articles on ecocriticism, Shakespeare, and maritime literature and curated an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library, "Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550–1750" (2010). He blogs at The Bookfish (www.stevementz.com).
Serpil Oppermann is a professor of environmental humanities at Cappadocia University and the director of the Environmental Humanities Center there. She is also the coeditor of Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities. She has been the seventh president (2016–2018) of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (EASLCE). Her most recent publications include New International Voices in Ecocriticism (2015), and with Serenella Iovino Material Ecocriticism (2014) and Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene (2017). She serves on the advisory boards of several international organizations, including the Seedbox: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (Sweden), BifrostOnline, "Ecocritical Theory and...