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Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Keywords: Environment, Caribbean

Elizabeth DeLoughrey is a professor in the English Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA who teaches postcolonial and Indigenous literature courses on the environment, globalization, critical ocean studies, and the Anthropocene and climate change, with a focus on the Caribbean and Pacific Islands (Oceania). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Literatures (University of Hawai`i Press, 2007) and Allegories of the Anthropocene (Duke University Press, 2019), which examines climate change and empire in the literary and visual arts. She is co-editor of the volumes Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture (Virginia University Press, 2005); Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (Oxford University Press, 2011); and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (Routledge, 2015), and of numerous journal issues on critical ocean, island and militarism studies. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fulbright New Zealand, the Rachel Carson Center (LMU, Munich), the UC Humanities Research Institute, and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. Most recently she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2021-22).