Dr. Matt Henry is a Scholar in Residence in the Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources with joint appointments in the School of Energy Resources and the Department of English. His areas of expertise include the environmental humanities, environmental justice, the energy humanities, and cultural representations of climate change. His current research focuses on the concept of a ‘just transition’ and how cultural narratives, as reflected in everything from the arts to political discourse, can serve as obstacles to or opportunities for bolstering social resilience in changing energy and environmental landscapes. He is currently working on a book monograph, under contract with the University of Nebraska Press, focused on environmental justice and just transitions, and is engaged in a number of research projects related to coal transitions in Wyoming under the purview of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis.
Dr. Henry has has a book on environmental justice and just transitions forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press and has published research in Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Humanities, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, and elsewhere. He has also given invited talks on energy extraction and environmental justice at Stanford University, Rice University, and elsewhere. He teaches a range of interdisciplinary undergraduate environmental studies courses on topics such as environmental justice; race, settler colonialism, and the environment; the American environmental movement; energy studies; nature writing; and the human dimensions of climate change.