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Joni Adamson

About Joni Adamson

Joni Adamson is Director of The Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English. She was recently named a Fellow in the PLuS Alliance, a collaborative initiative between ASU, Kings College London, and University of New South Wales, which is contributing to a sustainable future by innovating research in the areas of sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation ( She serves on the editorial boards of her field’s leading journals and is the author and/or co-editor of many books and special issues, including Humanities for the Environment (Routledge 2017); Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies—Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (Routledge 2016); and Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, 2016). Her groundbreaking monograph, American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice and Ecocriticism (University of Arizona Press, 2001) was the first literary study to address the issue of environmental justice and helped to shape a genre of creative nonfiction termed “narrative scholarship.” She has written over 70 articles, chapters and reviews on global indigenous literatures, multispecies relationship, food justice, critical plant studies, eco-digital humanities and the arts of futurity. She tweets @JoniAdamson