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April Anson

April AnsonOffice: AL-630 | Phone (619) 594-1127
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April Anson is an Assistant Professor in the the Department of Classics and Humanities whose specialty is in Public Humanities.  She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Environment and an American studies certificate from the University of Oregon, and comes to the public humanities from the intersection of the environmental humanities and American studies, paying special attention to Indigenous studies, racial formation, and political theory. Her first book project both theorizes the relationship between white supremacy, American environmental thought, and literary genre, while also identifying an early and unbroken Indigenous environmental justice tradition capable of informing our narrative considerations of climate change today. Her work has appeared in Resilience, Environmental History, Western American Literature, and others.  Her recent article, "No One is a Virus: On American Ecofascism," appeared on Environmental History Now