Evi Zemanek is an associate professor of German, interart, and media studies at the University of Freiburg (ALU). She holds a PhD in comparative literature from LMU Munich. Besides intermedia and intercultural studies, her main research interests lie within the fields of ecocriticism, literary ecology, and cultural ecology. She has published on the aesthetics of nature, risk narratives, ecotopia, and, more generally, on the history and poetics of “ecological genres.” She is a member of the Transatlantic Humboldt Network Environmental Humanities, and in 2013 founded the DFG-sponsored network Ethik und Ästhetik in literarischen Darstellungen ökologischer Transformationen (Ethics and Aesthetics in Literary Representations of Ecological Transformations). Since 2016, she has been a member of the Upper Rhine Cluster for Sustainability Research with a project on cross-cultural sustainability communication focusing on the rhetorics of sustainabilty in German, French, and English mass media. In 2016, she was awarded a research fellowship at FRIAS and in 2017 she received the Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Award from the DFG. She is currently writing a book on “Caricatures of Man-Made Nature,” which investigates the entanglements of environmental history and media history.