Sally Kitch

North American Observatory

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Professional Title University and Regent’s Professor
Institution Arizona State University
Departmental Affiliation None provided
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Sally Kitch

University and Regent’s Professor

Sally Kitch is a University and Regent’s Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She is also a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and founding Director of both the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) and the Humanities Lab at ASU. Beginning in 2008, she co-directed a team of humanities center directors to develop an international project, entitled Humanities for the Environment (HfE), through the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. After receiving funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation (2013-15), for which Kitch was co-PI, that project led to today’s HfE international consortium. Kitch now serves as a North American Observatory Convener for that consortium. Her environmental humanities (EH) research projects include developing ways to enhance the role of the humanities in the sustainability sciences and in transforming human behavior, as well as expanding eco-feminist theory and articulating the interconnection between socio-cultural and planetary hazards in the Anthropocene. Recent EH articles include “What’s Really Toxic in the Anthropocene?,” “Cautionary Notes on Sustainability Principles,“ “Experimental Humanities and Humanities for the Environment,” “How Can Humanities Interventions Promote Progress in the Environmental Sciences?” and “Eco-sin: A Proposal for Environmental Action.”