The Board


Prof. Dr. Serpil Oppermann

Serpil Oppermann (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey); areas of interest:Ecocritical theory; postmodern literatures; environmental philosophy; environmental humanities; quantum theory; e-mail:

Vice President

Uwe Küchler. Photo credit: Friedhelm Albrecht, U Tübingen

Uwe Küchler (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany); areas of interest: ecological issues in teaching, eaching English as a foreign language, intercultural learning, (multiple) literacies, inclusive education/heterogeneity/diversity. e-mail:


Alexa Weik von Mossner

Alexa Weik von Mossner (University of Klagenfurt, Austria; Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at the University of Munich, Germany); areas of interest: American Studies; postcolonial anglophone literatures; film and visual culture; ecocriticism; environmental justice; eco-cosmopolitanism


Advisory Board 

Irene Sanz Alonso

Irene Sanz Alonso (PhD University of Alcala,Dept. of Modern Philology, Alcalá de Henares, Spain); areas of Interest: Ecofeminism, Fantasy, Science Fiction; e-mail address: irene.sanza(at)

Margarita Carretero González

Margarita Carretero González (Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Filologías Inglesa y Alemana, Spain); areas of interest: English literature, literature and fantasy, women’s literature, ecofeminism; e-mail: carreter(a)

Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Taiwan); areas of interest: American literature of the 19th and 20th century, ecocritical theory, social systems theory; e-mail: hannes.bergthaller(a)

Felicity Hand (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Departament de Filologia Anglesa. Indian Ocean Studies; South Africa; East Africa; India;  Postcolonial literature; Indian cinema. e-mail:felicity.hand(at)

Reinhard Hennig
 (University of Agder, Department of Nordic and Media Studies, Norway); areas of interest: Scandinavian studies, ecocriticism, environmental change in history and literature, the Anthropocene, contemporary literature from Northern Europe, Old Norse literature and culture. e-mail:reinhard.hennig(at)

Imelda Martín-Junquera
(Universidad de León, Department of Modern Languages,  Spain); fields of work are Ethnic and Gender studies from an ecocritical and ecofeminist perspective; e-mail: imelda.martin(a)

Juan-Ignacio Oliva (Universidad de La Laguna, Depto. Filología inglesa y alemana, Facultad de Filología, Tenerife, Spain); areas of interest: Landscape and eco-oriented issues in postcolonial anglophone literatures; e-mail: jioliva(a)

Ulrike Plath

Ulrike Plath (Tallinn University, Institute of History, Estonia); areas of interest: environmental history, Baltic German history and culture; e-mail: plath(a) 

katie ritson

Katie Ritson (Landscape and nature writing Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society, LMU Munich, Germany); Scandinavian, German and English literature; Comparative literature; Gender studies; Landscape and nature writing. e-mail:

Diana Villanueva Romero

Diana Villanueva Romero (Universidad de Extremadura, Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Spain); areas  of interest: eocriticism, animal studies, ecofeminism, postcolonialism, eighteenth-century literature,  American studies, translation studies; e-mail: dvillanv(a)

Karen Salt

Karen Salt (University of Aberdeen, Department of History, Scotland); Areas of interest: Caribbean studies, transnational American studies, African diaspora studies, critical race studies and postcolonial ecologies. E-mail: k.salt(a)

Heather Sullivan
 (Trinity University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, USA); areas of interest: German studies, Goethe, comparative literature, new materialism, eco-science fiction; e-mail: hsulliva(a)

Hubert Zapf  (University of Augsburg, American Studies and Environmental Humanities, Augsburg, Germany); Cultural Ecology and Literature; Cultural Sustainability; Narrative Ethics; Eco-Literary Theory. e-mail: hubert.zapf (at)