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Stephanie LeMenager

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Moore Endowed Professor
  • Phone: (541) 346-3966
  • Office: 457 PLC
  • Office Hours: M 9-11, Tu 1-2:30
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Interests: American Studies, Environmental Humanities
  • Website: Website


1991 B.A. Stanford University, English and Anthropology; 1999 Ph.D. Harvard University, English and American Literatures and Languages


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Over the years, my career developed toward the environmental humanities through programming and outreach work at my former university, UC-Santa Barbara, and through my founding roles in diverse green public humanities ventures, including the environmental humanities journal Resilience, co-founded with Professor Stephanie Foote of the University of Illinois. Other collaborations include international relationships with Stockholm University, where I have taught, and Mid-Sweden University, which will partner with University of Oregon faculty and graduate students to address environmental crises such as climate change from a cultural perspective. I have been an invited steering committee member in the Mellon-sponsored "Humanities for the Environment" (HfE) Observatory administered at Arizona State University, a curatorial consultant at the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, regarding an installation by Zina Saro Wiwa which addresses the legacies of oil and the arts in the Niger Delta, and I am a member of the "After Oil" research and public outreach collective, based in Canada. These projects, in addition to my book Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century(Oxford U Press, 2014), represent my commitment to building out the strengths of my literary-historical scholarship and classroom teaching toward a broader discussion of what it means to be human in the era of climate change.

My new book project, Weathering, focuses on the ecological significance of the Humanities in the era of global climate change.

Professor LeMenager's Graduate Class "Cultures of Climate Change" in The New York Times: