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.


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 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.

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