Adrian Ivakhiv is a Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture with a joint appointment in the Environmental Program and the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. He regularly teaches the core courses Nature and Culture and Research Methods in Environmental Studies, as well as electives including Ecopolitics and the Cinema, Environmental Ethics, The Culture of Nature, and the graduate-level Environmental Thought & Culture Research Seminar. He coordinates the Rubenstein School’s graduate concentration in Environmental Thought and Culture.
With degrees in Fine Arts Studies (B.F.A.) and Environmental Studies (M.E.S. and Ph.D.) and previous appointments in departments of Religious Studies & Anthropology (at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) and Science and Technology Studies (at Atkinson College, York University), Adrian’s interdisciplinary background includes work in the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences. He is the author of Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (Indiana University Press, 2001) and the forthcoming Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, and Nature, Executive Editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, a former President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, and on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture.