Environment and Culture

The Environment and Culture Caucus works within the American Studies Association to promote further work on the environment, broadly understood, within the association. We sponsor a panel each year at the ASA national meeting, work to organize numerous other panels on environmental issues at the conference, and engage in a variety of other efforts to raise the profile of environmental work within and around the ASA and American studies as a field. We are interested in furthering more work that reflects historical and cultural analysis of environmental issues and concerns, and hope to demonstrate the relevance of environmental scholarship to the central issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and colonialism at the heart of much work in American culture studies. Please join our listserv, attend our caucus meeting (open to all members), or participate in our community in any other way.