Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor Department of English

Humanities 178D

Tel: (310) 825-3534


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University of Maryland, College Park, PhD., 1999


Postcolonial Studies, Ecocritical & Environmental Studies, Diaspora and Indigenous Studies, Globalization Studies, Anglophone Caribbean Literatures, Pacific Island Literatures, Critical Race and Gender Studies


Professor DeLoughrey joined the English Department in 2008. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the NEH, Rockefeller, UCLA Global Studies Program, Fulbright, and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. She recently co-edited a volume on postcolonial ecologies and is currently writing a manuscript on environmentalism, energy, militarism and waste. In 2011 she co-organized the Legacies of Pacific Island Militarization workshop and in 2010 the Globalized Islands: Contemporary Literature & the Transnational Encounter conference. In 2009 she was one of the departmental co-organizers of the Mellon Foundation's Cultural Pre-history of Environmentalism Project. She teaches postcolonial literature courses on the environment, globalization, the politics of food, women's writing and migration, and Pacific Island literature.