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Stephanie LeMenager

Professor of English, Faculty Affiliate in Environmental Studies
Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor 2014-2024
English, Environmental Studies
Phone: 541-346-3966
Office: 457 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: M 3-4:30pm & by appt.
Research Interests: 19th Century American Literary Studies, Environmental Humanities, Postmodern and Contemporary Literary Studies


1991 B.A. Stanford University, English and Anthropology; 1999 Ph.D. Harvard University, English and American Literatures and Languages


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Stephanie LeMenager is Professor of English and affiliated Faculty in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She held the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Chair from 2014 to 2024, when she chose to release it. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (2014), Manifest and Other Destinies (2005, winner of the Western Literature Association Best Book Award), Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011, with Drs. Teresa Shewry and Ken Hiltner), Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (2016, with Drs. Stephen Siperstein and Shane Hall), and the four-volume edited collection, Literature and Environment: Primary and Critical Sources (2021, with Dr. Teresa Shewry). LeMenager is founding editor, with Dr. Stephanie Foote, of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, the first U.S. academic journal in the environmental humanities (c. 2024 the journal evolved into two academic venues, Resistance and Regeneration). LeMenager is a recent recipient of a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, where she began her latest book, about climate change, fiction, and lies. With Dr. Marsha Weisiger (History, U.O.) LeMenager has won funding from the American Council of Learned Scholars and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; LeMenager and Weisiger co-direct the Mellon-sponsored Center for Environmental Futures. In 2021, LeMenager became a core team member of the PNW Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice, directed by Drs. John Arroyo and Alaí Reyes-Santos. LeMenager's work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Climate Wire, Salon, and on CBC radio and NPR.

Prof. LeMenager's Graduate Seminar "Cultures of Climate Change" in The New York Times: