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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

Journal Articles

2018

Jenkins, W., E. Berry and L. Beck Kreider. 2018. Religion and climate change. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 43:85-108. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025855. (link )

2017

Berry, E. 2017. Religion and nature in a globalizing world. Religions 8(3):Art 32. DOI: 10.3390/rel8030032. (link )

2016

Berry, E. 2016. Social science perspectives on religion and climate change. Religious Studies Review 42(2):77-85. DOI: 10.1111/rsr.12370. (link )

2014

Berry, E. 2014. Religion and sustainability in global civil society: Some basic findings from Rio+20. Worldviews 18(3):269-288. (link )

Berry, E. 2014. Some scalar issues in climate ethics. Philisophy & Public Policy Quarterly 32(3/4):22-28. DOI: 10.13021/G8pppq.322014.579. (link )

2013

Berry, E. 2013. Religious environmentalism and environmental religion in America. Religious Compass 7(10):454-466. DOI: 10.1111/rec3.12065. (link )

2011

Berry, E. N. and J. D. Proctor. 2011. Guest editors' introduction: Imagining Ecotopia. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 121-125. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.v5i2.121. (link )

Proctor, J. D. and E. Berry. 2011. Ecotopian exceptionalism. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 5(2):145-163. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.v5i2.145. (link )

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

2019

Berry, E. 2019. Climate change and global religious pluralism. Pp. 279-301 In: Bock, J., J. Fahey and S. Everett eds., Emergent Religious Pluralisms. Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13811-0. ISBN: 978-3-030-13810-3.

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.

2012

Berry, E. 2012. Nature. Pp. 155-174 In: Hecht, R. D. and V. F. Biondo eds., Religion and Culture: Contemporary Practices. ABC-CLIO, LLC. Santa Barbara, CA. ISBN: 978-0800698980.

2011

Berry, E. N. 2011. Nature religion and the problem of authenticity. Pp. 18-41 In: Bauman, W. A., R. R. Bohannon II and K. J. O'Brien eds., Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology. Wipf and Stock Publishers. Eugene, OR. ISBN: 978-1608999897.

2010

Berry, E. 2010. Nature. Pp. 741-763 In: Biondo, V. F. and R. D. Hecht eds., Religion and Everyday Life and Culture. Vol 2. ABC-CLIO, LLC. Santa Barbara, CA. ISBN: 978-0313342783.

2006

Berry, E. 2006. Epilogue. Pp. 305-312 In: Garces-Foley, K. ed., Death and Religion in a Changing World. Taylor- & Francis. ISBN: 978-0765612229.