Alastair Bonnett is a Professor in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. His most recent book is Left in the Past: Radicalism and the Politics of Nostalgia (2010).
Tim Cooper is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter (Cornwall Campus). He is interested in the relationships between the themes of environment, technology and everyday life, and in developing an approach to the teaching of history based on the insights of critical pedagogy.
Vinita Damodaran is a historian of modern India. Her work ranges from the social and political history of Bihar to the environmental history of South Asia. Her publications include Nature and the Orient: Essays on the Environmental History of South and South-East Asia (1998) and British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia (2010). She is the director of the Centre for World Environmental History at Sussex.
Erin Gill is an environmental and energy journalist, employed by Haymarket Business Media. Erin has reported extensively on a range of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, EU environmental policy, contaminated land and chemical regulation. She is also an environmental historian with an interest in environmental protest. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the early history of the British organic food and farming movement. Erin is a participant in the AHRC-funded network, Histories of Environmental Change.
Karin Jaschke teaches architectural history and theory at the University of Brighton. Her research interests include modern architecture’s links to ethnography, ludic environments, and ecological historiography. She is co-editor of Stripping Las Vegas: A Contextual Review of Casino Resort Architecture (2003), author of numerous essays, and is currently working on the publication of her doctoral thesis ‘Mythical Journeys: Ethnography, Archaeology and the Attraction of the Tribal in the Work of Aldo van Eyck and Herman Haan’.
Victoria Johnson is a senior researcher and head of climate change and energy at the New Economics Foundation. Victoria is working on a number of different projects that explore the interaction between climate change and social justice both in the UK and internationally. Her particular research interests include: the social impacts of technological ‘Magic Bullets’, energy equity, social justice and carbon trading, climate change and human rights, the feasibility of green/sustainable growth and potential changes to lifestyle, politics and economics in a post-carbon world in the context of climate change policy and peak oil.
James Piers Taylor is a curator of archival film and video and a permaculture educator. He co-edited Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010 Palgrave MacMillan) and in 2009 submitted his dissertation ‘Mend & Make Do to Save Buying New; Decoding Messages of Austerity in a Consumer Culture’ for an MSc in Human Ecology at The Centre for Human Ecology/University of Strathclyde. Recently he has been developing the use of archival film in community education around sustainability and resilience.
Wendy Wheeler is Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Cultural inquiry at London Metropolitan University, and is Visiting Professor at The University of Oregon USA and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She is the author of A New Modernity? Change in Science, Literature and Politics (1999), The Whole Creature: Complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture (2006), and many other essays on biological systems theory and biosemiotics. She has been Editor (jointly with Jeremy Gilbert) of New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, and remains on its editorial board. She also sits on the Editorial Board of Green Letters, the journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland, and is a consulting editor for the journal Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Recent ecocritical work includes a special issue (co-edited with Hugh Dunkerley) of New Formations (64, Spring 2008) special issue ‘Earthographies: Ecocriticism and Culture’, a special issue (co-edited with Patrick Curry) of Green Letters 13 (Summer 2010) on Ecophenomenology and Practices of the Sacred, and a forthcoming special issue (co-edited with Linda Williams) of New Formations on ‘The Animals Turn’ (No. 76, Winter 2012). She is currently completing a new book on biosemiotics provisionally entitled Matter, Mind and the Carrying: Biosemiotic Investigations, due from Lawrence & Wishart in 2013.