Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor and founder of the Environmental Humanities Initiative, University of Hawai‘i; and permanent Senior Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught previously. She is former Senior Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University and former Barron Professor of Environmental Humanities, High Meadows Environment Institute, Princeton University. She is the author of Sea Change: Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean (University of California Press, 2023), Editor-in-Chief of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, the quarterly journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, published by Oxford UP, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Environmental Media and Media and the Environment. She has been awarded fellowships by the Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and Newberry Library and held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Free University Berlin and Columbia University.


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