Diversities: Culture, Biology, Knowledge, December 10, 2014

Joni Adamson (Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University) is the author of American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice and Ecocriticism (University of Arizona Press, 2001), and co-editor of The Environmental Justice Reader (University of Arizona Press, 2002), American Studies, Ecocriticism and Citizenship (Routledge, 2013), and Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, in press). Her work focuses on contemporary literature and film, environmental justice, food sovereignty, critical plant studies and global indigenous environmentalisms and cosmopolitics. She is a Principal Investigator of the North American Observatory for Humanities for the Environment, an Andrew W. Mellon/CHCI-funded project that is networking international humanities centers and institutes. Adamson is also past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). At ASU, she serves as Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and as Affiliate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes.

Jessica Cattelino (Anthropology, UCLA) is the author of High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty (Duke, 2008), which won the Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Book Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. She is currently writing an ethnography about the cultural value of water in the Florida Everglades, with focus on the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation and the nearby agricultural town of Clewiston. This project tells the human story of Everglades restoration and theorizes the co-production of nature and indigeneity in settler societies like the United States. Cattelino also participates in a National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Network on the Florida Coastal Everglades, for which she will co-author a paper on phosphorus and conduct ethnographic research on the social life of a storm water treatment area.

Ronald Sandler (Philosophy, Northeastern University) is the author of The Ethics of Species: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2012), Character and Environment: A Virtue-oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics (2007), and Nanotechnology: The Social and Ethical Issues (2009). Sandler also co-edited Environmental Virtue Ethics (with Philip Cafaro, 2005) and Environmental Justice and EnvironmentalismThe Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement (with Phaedra C. Pezzullo, 2007). Ronald Sandler directs the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University. He is also a senior researcher in Northeastern’s Environmental Justice Research Collaborative and its Nanotechnology and Society Research Group.

Kyle Powys Whyte (Philosophy, Michigan State University) holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University and is a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration. His primary research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His articles have appeared in journals such as Climatic ChangeEnvironmental JusticeHypatiaEcological ProcessesSyntheseHuman EcologyJournal of Global EthicsAmerican Journal of BioethicsJournal of Agricultural & Environmental EthicsEthics, Policy & Environment, and Ethics & the Environment. Whyte is a founding member of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and a planning team member of the “Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy” conference; he also serves on the advisory committee of the West Cluster, North American Observatory, of Humanities for the Environment.