Willis Jenkins

Coastal Conservatory

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Professional Title Professor of Religious Studies
Institution University of Virginia
Departmental Affiliation None provided
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Willis Jenkins

Professor of Religious Studies

Willis Jenkins lives in the Rivanna River watershed, where he works as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He teaches in the Global Sustainability major, convenes Environmental Humanities, and co-directs three transdisciplinary labs, including the Coastal Futures Conservatory. He is the the author of two award-winning books on intersections of ethics, religion, and environment, including The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity, which won an American Academy of Religion Award. Current research focuses on food ethics, religion & mass extinction, religion & climate change, and shifting senses of the sacred in Anthropocene landscapes.