Kate Rigby

Professor Kate Rigby

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2005


Professor Kate Rigby FAHA is Director of the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University and Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne). Her research lies at the intersection of environmental literary, philosophical, historical and religious studies, with a specialist interest in European Romanticism, ecopoetics, and eco-catastrophe. She is Senior Editor of the journal Philosophy Activism Nature (http://www.panjournal.net/ ), co-editor of the University Press of Virginia series, Under the Sign of Nature, and her books include ‘Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism’ (2004), ‘Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches’ (co-edited, 2011), and ‘Dancing with Disaster: Environmental Histories, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times’ (2015). Kate, currently a key researcher with the Humanities for the Environment Mellon Australia-Pacific Observatory (http://hfemellon.com.au/), was the inaugural President of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia-New Zealand), and the founding Director of the Australia-Pacific Forum on Religion and Ecology.

Acknowledgement of Country

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