Cheryl Lousley teaches at Lakehead University (Canada) and works in contemporary environmental literary and cultural studies. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She received her PhD in 2006 in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University (Canada), and was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of English at the University of Leeds (UK). Her postdoctoral research examined the politics of global affect during the emergence of sustainable development (from the launch of the UN Brundtland Commission in 1983 to the Earth Summit in 1992). She is also the editor of the Environmental Humanities series with Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Lousley's project at the Center was part of her postdoctoral research and is entitled “Public Memory, Popular Culture, and the 1984-1985 Ethiopian Famine.”