Editorial Team


Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature and Environmental Ethics at The University of Florida. He is also a Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen), and an Affiliated Scholar with the Center for Environment and Development at Oslo University. As an interdisciplinary environmental studies scholar, Taylor’s research and teaching engages the quest for environmentally sustainable and more equitable societies.


Dr. Johnston’s interdisciplinary educational background includes degrees in Religion and Nature (PhD), Environmental Ethics (Graduate Certificate), Theology (MA), and Psychology (BA). His research focuses on the relationships between biocultural evolution and religion, with particular attention to environmental social movements and cross-cultural political dialog related to ideas about nature. He is the author of Religion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment (2013), co-editor of Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities (2014), and editor of Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges and Opportunities Across the Curriculum (2012).

My research and teaching interests focus on the intersections between religious and environmental attitudes and behaviors. I am primarily interested in social and environmental justice issues in the southern United States, environmental ethics, and U.S. religious history. My recent volume, Religion and Resistance in Appalachia (University Press of Kentucky, 2016), examines the place of religious values within the local direct action resistance movement against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. I continue to write and publish on environmental activism, but my current and future interests also include food security and resilience in the South, particularly surrounding racial and economic factors influencing access to sustainably-produced and nutritious food. I am also interested in place-based interdisciplinary environmental education in the southern U.S. and am currently working to develop southern place-based environmental curricula and other opportunities for experiential environmental education at Mississippi State University.

Managing Editor

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Religion in 2012 from Wake Forest University and her Masters degree in Religious Studies with focus on political and social engagement from University of Missouri in 2015. Her master’s thesis focused on religion and resistance to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Her dissertation research will look at the role of women in the environmental movement in North America since the 1960’s, looking specifically at how religion promotes or hinders environmental attitudes and engagement. Amanda is the Managing Editor of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture and an assistant editor for The Journal of Buddhist Ethics. She has served as the student representative for the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture for two years, and has been part of their planning committee for two international conferences, New York (2017) and Gainesville (2016). She was one of three students from the United States selected for the Bergen Summer Research Program in Bergen, Norway in 2016 where the focus was on Water Issues and Global Climate Change. Her research interests include environmental, animal, and feminist ethics, affect theory, social theory, radical environmentalism, and gender and the environment.

Senior Book Review Editor & Associate Editor

Book Review Co-Editor & Assistant Editor

Book Reviews Coordinator

Associate Editors

  • Kyle Whyte, Michigan State University, United States

Assistant Editors

Editorial Board

  • John Gatta, University of the South (Sewanee), United States
  • Eglee L. Zent, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Venezuela