Regents' Professor of English, Georgia State University

I write about modern literature, ecocriticism, and cultural studies. I have published eight books, including The Language of Modernism (1989), Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals and Captivity (1998), Poetic Animals and Animal Souls (2003), and An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture (2012). I write for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, Truthout, In These Times, The Atlantic, Film Quarterly, Salon, and The Point; I have appeared on CNN, BBC, and NPR.

My latest book is The Importance of Elsewhere: The Globalist Humanist Tourist.

Experience

  • –present
    Regents' Professor of English, Georgia State University

Education

  • 1989 
    Columbia U., Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature

Honours

Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics; Patron, Captive Animals Protection Society