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Phone: (307) 766-5080

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Matt Henry

Scholar in Residence

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

mhenry12@uwyo.edu | CVWebsite | Ross Hall, Rm 402

 

Education

PhD, English/Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University, 2018

MA, English Literature, University of Montana, 2010

BA, English, University of Montana, 2008

 

Background and expertise

Dr. Matt Henry is a Scholar in Residence in the Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources with joint appointments in the School of Energy Resources and the Department of English. His areas of expertise include the environmental humanities, environmental justice, the energy humanities, and cultural representations of climate change. His current research focuses on the concept of a ‘just transition’ and how cultural narratives, as reflected in everything from the arts to political discourse, can serve as obstacles to or opportunities for bolstering social resilience in changing energy and environmental landscapes. He is currently working on a book monograph focused on the role of the arts in imagining a just transition in water insecure regions of the United States as well as research projects related to coal transitions in Wyoming under the purview of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis.

Dr. Henry has published research in Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Humanities, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, and elsewhere. He has also given invited talks on energy extraction and environmental justice at Stanford University, Rice University, and elsewhere. He teaches a range of interdisciplinary undergraduate environmental studies courses on topics such as environmental justice; race, settler colonialism, and the environment; the American environmental movement; energy studies; nature writing; and the human dimensions of climate change. He is also co-leading the Haub School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Selected publications

Henry, Matthew S. Morgan Bazilian, and Chris Markuson. “Just Transitions: Histories and Futures in a post-COVID World.” Energy Research & Social Science 68. Oct. 2020.

Henry, Matthew S. “xtractive Fictions and Post-Extraction Futurisms: Energy and Environmental Injustice in Appalachia.” Environmental Humanities 11.2. 1 Nov. 2019. 

Henry, Matthew S. “Nonhuman Narrators and Multinatural Worlds.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 25.3 (Summer 2018): 566-583.

Henry, Matthew S.Imagining a Green New Deal Through Climate Fiction.Edge Effects: A Digital Magazine. 21 Feb. 2019.

Henry, Matthew S.Are We All Living in the Anthropocene?OUPBlog. Oxford University Press. 29 Oct. 2017. Web.

 

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099

Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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