Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Elizabeth DeLoughrey is a professor in English and at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (University of Virginia Press, 2005), Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (Routledge, 2015). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (University of Hawai'i Press, 2007), and a recent book about climate change and the literary and visual arts entitled Allegories of the Anthropocene (Duke UP, 2019). With Thom Van Dooren, she is co-editor of the international, open-access journal Environmental Humanities


  • "Towards a Critical Ocean Studies for the Anthropocene." English Language Notes 57, no. 1 (2019): 22-36.
  • "Revisiting Tidalectics: Irma/José/Maria." In Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science, edited Stefanie Hessler, 93-101. Boston: MIT Press, 2018.
  • "The Sea is Rising: Visualizing Climate Change in the Pacific Islands." In Meteorologies of Modernity: Weather and Climate Discourses in the Anthropocene,
    edited by Sarah Fekadu, Hanna Strasse-Senol, and Tobias During, 237-253. Munich: REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, 2017. Reprinted in Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 2, no. 2 (November 2018) (special issue on Oceanic Memory).
  • Edited with Jill Didur and Anthony Carrigan. Global Ecologies & the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches. London: Routledge 2015.
  • Edited with George Handley. Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011.
  • Edited with Renée Gosson and George Handley. Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2005