Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a PhD in Literature from Duke University and a BA in English and Japanese from Victoria University, New Zealand. Her research areas include Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures, environmental humanities, and water and the ocean. Her book, Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), explores hope in the context of environmental change in the Pacific. She is also a co-editor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011) and guest editor of a special section of South Atlantic Quarterly on environmental activism across the Pacific (2017). Teresa recently co-organized a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Sea Change.”
- Environmental Studies
- Postcolonial and global literary studies
- Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures
- Critical theory and cultural studies
- Hope, utopia
- Water, the Ocean
- Possible Ecologies: Literature, Nature, and Hope in the Pacific. Under contract with the University of Minnesota Press.
- Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century. Coedited with Stephanie LeMenager and Ken Hiltner. NY: Routledge, 2011.