Elizabeth Deloughrey

Elizabeth DeLoughrey


Department of English, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

Humanities 178D

(310) 825-3534

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Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey has appointments in the English Department and the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. She is the founder and coordinator of the UCLA Postcolonial Literature and Theory Colloquium and from 2015-2020 was co-editor for the interdisciplinary, transnational open access journal Environmental Humanities. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the American Council for Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation, Mellon Foundation, UCLA Global Studies Program, Fulbright Scholars, UC Humanities Research Institute, and the Cornell University Society for the Humanities.

She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Literatures (2007), and co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture(2005); Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011); and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (2015).  Her most recent book, Allegories of the Anthropocene, examines climate change and empire in the literary and visual arts and was published by Duke University Press in 2019.

Postcolonial and Indigenous approaches to the Environmental Humanities; Island Studies, Anthropocene and Climate Change, Militarization and Nuclearization, Critical Ocean Studies, Feminist & Critical Theory; Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures and Art