Contributor Bios

Michael Branch

Michael Branch, whose doctorate is from the University of Virginia (1993), began teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1995. He helped establish the Graduate Program in Literature and Environment there, and is now Professor of Literature and Environment as well as Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in colonial and nineteenth-century American literature, American romanticism, literature and environment, literature and film, early American nature writing, American novel, and Core Humanities. Mike Branch is a founding officer and past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), and has served as Book Review Editor of the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment for more than a decade.