Ronald Broglio

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Department of English
Arizona State University
PO Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302


Ron Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. His book Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008) develops the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the British landscape aesthetic. His work On the Surface: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press, Fall 2011) develops a language for animal studies through examination of contemporary art and phenomenology. Current projects include a dairy cattle art installation at the University of Waterloo, a book project on British Romantic peasant poetry and agriculture, and a manifesto on the animal revolution.


animal behavior; technologies of representation; environmental philosophy; aesthetics impacts; humans and the environment; agrarian societies; conservation biology; ecological literacy; environmental humanities; humanism


PhD, Romanticism and Literary Theory, University of Florida, 1999

MA, British Literature, Boston College, 1993

Post BA, World Religions, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1991

BA, English/Philosophy, St. Meinard College, 1988