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Evan Berry

Evan Berry

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Evan.Berry@asu.edu

School of Historical, Philiosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
  • Affilate Faculty, Environmnetal Humanities Initiative

Biography

Evan Berry is an assistant professor of environmental humanities in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He has previously taught at American University and Lewis and Clark College. His research examines the relationship between religion and the public sphere in contemporary societies, with special attention to the way religious ideas and organizations are mobilized in response to climate change and other global environmental challenges. Berry is the author of Devoted to Nature: The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism (University of California Press, 2015), which traces the influence of Christian theology on the environmental movement in the United States. Berry recently spent a year as a Franklin Fellow at the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs as the American Academy of Religion’s inaugural Religion and International Relations Fellow. He also serves as the President Elect of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and as the Chair of the American Academy of Religion's Committe for the Public Understanding of Religion.

Education

  • PhD, Religious Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2008
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2003
  • BA, Religion, The Colorado College, 1999

Expertise

Books

2018

Berry, E. and R. Albro eds. 2018. Church, Cosmovision, and the Environment: Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 978-1138400467.

2015

Berry, E. 2015. Devoted to Nature: The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism. University of California Press. Oakland, CA. ISBN: 978-0520285729.

Book Chapters

2018

Albro, R. and E. Berry. 2018. Introduction: Religion and environmental conflict in Latin America. Pp. 1-16 In: Berry, E. and R. Albro eds., Church, Cosmovision and the Environment: Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 978-1138400467.

Berry, E. 2018. Transnational religious advocacy networks in Latin America and beyond. Pp. 37-54 In: Berry, E. and R. Albro eds., Church, Cosmovision and the Environment: Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 978-1138400467.