Emily E. Jones is an assistant professor of German and environmental humanities at Whitman College. She received a BA in German Studies at Smith College and received her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 2012. Her main research interests are the environment in the works of W. G. Sebald, contemporary literature, gender and environment, children's literature, digital humanities, and language and writing pedagogy. Professor Jones offers courses on Romanticism and the environment, environmental disasters in literature, science fiction, and German language at all levels.
While at the Rachel Carson Center, Emily is beginning a new project on disaster narratives and climate change fiction in German literature, focusing on works by Christa Wolf, Ilija Trojanow, W.G. Sebald, and others.