The Environmental Humanities Research Group carries out cross-disciplinary research to inform and influence debates on a broad range of issues on environmental humanities, ecocriticism, environmental communication, environmental history, environmental literature, environmental philosophy, science and technology studies, sustainability politics, and environmental anthropology.

The publications the research group seeks to publish in include Environmental Humanities, Journal of Ecocriticism, Ecozon@, Antennae, Environmental History, Environmental Philosophy, Nature and Culture, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE), WIREs Climate Change, Environmental Politics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

The research members are involved in developing collaborations through external and internal funding resources. The funded projects include European Social Fund, Carnegie Endowment China—Local/Global Initiative, General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council, and XJTLU Research Development Fund.


Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen Jing Wu Qingning Wang Kan Li
Adeline Johns-Putra Professor
Adeline Grace Johns Putra has a record of academic leadership experience in Malaysia, China, and the UK. She has held leadership positions at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (founding Director of the University Research Centre for Culture, Communication, and Society and Director of Research for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences), the University of Surrey (Subject Leader for English and Creative Writing), and the University of Exeter (Head of English at the Penryn Campus), in addition to her current position as Head of School at Monash University Malaysia.
As a respected scholar of the environmental humanities, she is considered an authority in the study of climate change and literature. Her books in the field have been published by Cambridge University Press and her papers have appeared in top journals. She has delivered keynotes on the subject at conferences in the UK, Canada, Sweden, Croatia, Australia, and the Philippines, and acted as external examiner for 15 PhDs in the UK, Australia, Ireland and Hong Kong.

Virtual/Visiting Fellows 2022-23

John C. Ryan

John C. Ryan is a writer, teacher, critic, and ethnographer. His current affiliations are Adjunct (Honorary) Associate Professor at Southern Cross University and Adjunct (Honorary) Senior Research Fellow at the Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame University, Australia. He has held academic positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University (2012–15) and University of New England, Australia (2017–20). He also served as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (2015–20).

His work comprises 18 academic books (authored and edited), 44 book chapters, 86 refereed journal articles, 16 refereed conference publications, and 82 conference and symposia presentations. He has published in high-impact journals such as Educational Theory and Philosophy, Australian Humanities Review, Continuum, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Global Media Journal, Oral History Australia Journal, Media International Australia, and TEXT; and with Bloomsbury, Brill, McGill-Queen’s, NewSouth Books, Routledge, Rowman and Littlefield, SUNY Press, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Washington. To date, his research has attracted $218,350 US in competitive international funding.

His poetry and non-fiction have been published internationally by Fremantle Press, Margaret River Press, Arc Poetry Magazine, Australian Geographic, Axon, Cordite Poetry Review, and Griffith Review. Reviews of my work have appeared in Australian Poetry, Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, and Weekend Australian.

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