shouhei tanaka

Shouhei Tanaka

PhD Candidate


Shouhei Tanaka is a PhD candidate in the English Department, whose work focuses on 20th/21st-century literature, critical race studies, and the environmental humanities. He is a graduate student coordinator for UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) and a co-founder of the Environmental Humanities Research Group (EHRG). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Environmental Humanities, PMLA, ASAP/Journal, American Literature, Modernism/modernity, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and elsewhere.


Grand Theft Eco: Environmental Futures of Los Angeles

Grand Theft Eco: Environmental Futures of Los Angeles is a creative film project that repurposes the game engine and design of the video game Grand Theft Auto V to explore possible eco-futures of Los Angeles in the year 2050.