Editorial Team

Founding Editor & Editor-in-Chief

Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature and Environmental Ethics at The University of Florida. He is also a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen). As an interdisciplinary environmental studies scholar, Taylor’s research and teaching engages the quest for environmentally sustainable and more equitable societies. His books include Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future (which has been translated into German with other languages forthcoming), Avatar and Nature Spirituality, Ecological Resistance Movements: the Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism, and he is the editor of the award winning, mult-volume Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. For downloadable writing, interviews and more, visit brontaylor.com.

Co-Editors

Mark C.E. Peterson is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and President of the International Society for the study of Religion, Nature, and Culture. He began his work at the University of Toronto focused primarily on Hegel’s natural philosophy and its links to the history of science and technology. These interests evolved to constellate around the larger questions of how humans are related – scientifically, philosophically, and spiritually – to nature. A practitioner of both taijiquan and kundalini yoga for over 40 years his academic research is currently engaged in a semiotic analysis of the relationship between explanatory and narrative/mythological accounts of nature and an Aristotelian re-examination of environmental ethics.

Joseph A.P. Wilson is a broadly trained historical anthropologist and religion scholar. His primary research is on the cultural history of the Athabaskan-speaking Native Nations of North America, and his secondary research is on the history of religions in ancient and medieval Central Asia. He teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fairfield University in Connecticut, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and the Department of History at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. In addition to his work as an editor and author for JSRNC, he has published in a range of journals including Critique of Anthropology, Public Archaeology, Folklore and The European Journal of Human Genetics.

Managing Editor

Amanda M. Nichols earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Nature in 2021 from University of Florida. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental Studies Program at University of California, Santa Barbara. Her primary research, which falls at the intersections of environmental history and religious and gender studies, focuses on the roles and contributions of women in the North American anti-nuclear movement. Using ethnographic research methods, her work contributes to the growing corpus of literature in intersectional environmentalism and religious studies that illuminates the contributions of women to environment-related, or environment-focused, social movements. In addition to her research, Dr. Nichols serves as the Treasurer for the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, an editor for Journal of Posthumanism, a board member of the Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Unit at the American Academy of Religion, and Production Editor for Equinox Publishing.

Book Review Editor and Assistant Editor

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

Editorial Assistants