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Why Study the Environmental Humanities?

Environmental Humanities is a two-year degree training the next generation of environmental leaders and thinkers. This fully-funded master’s program positions students to study climate change, resilience, advocacy and other interests in preparation for changing the world. We encourage creative and scholarly exchanges toward new forms of environmental leadership and environmental justice.

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Nic Apodaca, FLAS recipient

Nic Apodoca, second-year EH student, was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) for Portuguese from the University of Utah’s Center for Latin American Studies for summer 2019 and the 2019-20 academic term.

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Julia Corbett wins Reading the West Book Award

Out of the Woods, the latest book by Julia Corbett, University of Utah Professor of Communication and Environmental Humanities, won the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018.

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A Fulbright for Heather Tourgee!

Second-year EH student Heather Tourgee was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Germany for 2019-2020. These competitive, national fellowships support international understanding by sending standout American students to teach, research and engage with other cultures.

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Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities

The Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities celebrates environmental leadership and expression. It honors those who
solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities, such as creative expression,
scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy. 

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Last Updated: 9/19/19