Allison Carruth

Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Office Phone
Morrison Hall, Room 223

Allison Carruth is a professor in the Program in American Studies and High Meadows Environmental Institute. Her current research interests include environmental narrative and science communication; the role of artists and writers in contemporary American environmental and food justice movements; and evolving relationships in the United States between technology and ecology. For over a decade, she has worked on collaborations that aim to bridge ideas from and re-imagine the boundaries between the arts, humanities, and sciences. The author of Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and co-author with Amy L. Tigner of Literature and Food Studies (Routledge, 2018), she is currently completing a book titled Novel Ecologies (under contract with the University of Chicago Press). Her publications have appeared in American Literary History, ASAP/Journal, KCET, Modern Fiction Studies, Modernism/modernity, Parallax, Public Culture, Public Books, PMLA and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities as well as collections such as Postcolonial Ecologies and The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities.