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Ursula Heise Website

Ursula K. Heise is the Marcia Howard Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2011 and served as President of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) the same year. Her research and teaching focuses on contemporary literature, environmental culture in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan, literature and science, globalization theory, and media theory. Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur (After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture, Suhrkamp, 2010). Her new book, Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2016.