Since 2012, Allison Carruth has been a faculty member at UCLA, where she is currently Associate Professor of English and is affiliated with the Institute for Society and Genetics and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. She also serves as director of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). A co-founder of the public engagement project Play the LA River, she is involved in ongoing collaborations with artists, scientists and media makers.
Her research and teaching interests include contemporary American food culture; literature and science; environmental narrative, media and art; and the interface of technology and environmentalism. She also writes about the historical avant-garde and other experimental and counter-cultural aesthetic movements as they have taken shape in the Americas. The author of Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge UP 2013) and co-author with Amy L. Tigner of Literature and Food Studies (Routledge, forthcoming 2018), she is working on a new book provisionally titled Novel Ecosystems, Wild Technologies: Reinventing Nature for Climate Change.
Professor Carruth has published widely, including in ASAP/Journal, KCET Artbound, Modern Fiction Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Parallax, Public Culture, Public Books, PMLA and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities and in collections such as Postcolonial Ecologies and The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities.
For a complete CV and publications list, visit allisoncarruth.com.