Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
Environmental Humanities Initiative
Housed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) is composed of faculty and students from across the arts and humanities who focus on a range of environmental issues. With over 70 faculty members from 24 Departments, Programs, and Schools teaching over 300 unique graduate and undergraduate courses, UC Santa Barbara is unrivaled in its commitment to the environmental humanities.
Among other issues, our members work on climate change, the emergence of environmental thinking, the cultural/environmental implications of urbanization, histories of land use, natural resource management, environmental politics, non-human/human relations, environmental and social justice within a global rather than national context, and the political impact of institutions, networks, and regimes on bodies and the biosphere.
The goal of the EHI is to foster this work and interest in it.
The Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) fosters and consolidates the diverse environmental humanities programing that takes place at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Visit our dedicated website to find information about our innovative graduate and undergraduate degree programs, courses, faculty, research, campus events, and much more.