People

Ursula Heise

Photo of  Ursula  Heise
UCLAEnglish Location Los Angeles United States Discipline(s): English, Environmental Studies Discipline(s): Visual Arts, Globalization, Digital Humanities, Environmental Studies, Environmental Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Postmodernism Discipline(s): English Website: http://www.uheise.net/
Biography

Ursula K. Heise is Professor of English, a 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow, and Immediate Past President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). Her research and teaching focus on contemporary environmental culture, literature and art in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan; theories of globalization; literature and science; and the digital humanities. Her books includeChronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur [After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture] (Suhrkamp in 2010 (English to follow).

Projects

She is currently working on a book entitled Where the Wild Things Used To Be: Narrative, Database, and Biodiversity Loss.