Meet Our Team

LENS combines imaginative research and narrative experimentation with data analysis and visualization. The diversity and cross-disciplinary character of our community is central to this mission. In step with UCLA's location in the multiethnic and multilingual Los Angeles basin, our faculty, students, and collaborators view the future of conservation and the environment as interconnected with issues of equity and justice.

Leadership

allison carruth

Allison Carruth

Professor

English | IoES | Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)

Faculty

aaron burke

Aaron Burke

Professor of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Levant

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
allison carruth

Allison Carruth

Professor

English | IoES | Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)
jon christensen

Jon Christensen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, Luskin Center for Innovation, Center for Digital Humanities
robin derby

Robin Derby

Associate Professor

Department of History, International Institute
susanna hecht

Susanna Hecht

Professor

Department of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs
ursula k. heise

Ursula K. Heise

Professor | Chair of the English Department | LENS P.I.

Department of English
rachel lee

Rachel Lee

Professor

Department of English, Gender Studies, Center for the Study of Women, Institute of Society & Genetics
li min

Li Min

Associate Professor

Anthropology
paul ong

Paul Ong

Professor Emeritus

Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Asian American Studies
eric sheppard

Eric Sheppard

Distinguished Professor and Alexander von Humboldt Chair

Department of Geography

Students

cailey hall

Cailey Hall

Assistant Professor

English | Oklahoma State University
chase neisner

Chase Neisner

Ph.D. student

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Past Students

Visiting Researchers

m. sanjayan

M. Sanjayan

Visiting Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability