Our team is interdisciplinary and interinstitutional. The team includes scholars who write on issues related to the environment, natural resources management, land use, climate change, rural life, linguistics, and environmental history.
Blake Hudson is a Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He researches and writes on issues related to the environment, natural resources management, land use planning, governance structure, and private property issues. Being from rural Alabama, he is also interested in how culture, religion, and other attributes of societies that impact the environmental narratives that they adopt and by which they are influenced. Blake received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and his Masters in Environmental Science from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Ann (“Annie”) Eisenberg is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her research focuses on land use planning, climate change, and rural development, with a focus on law and the urban-rural divide. Having received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Linguistics and French Cultural Studies, she is fascinated by the role of rhetoric and discourse in shaping perceptions of environmental policy tensions. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law from West Virginia University College of Law.
Christophe Roncato Tounsi is a senior lecturer at the Department of English language and literature at University Grenoble Alpes (UGA). Among the courses he teaches are: introduction to environmental issues, introduction to environmental history, the history of American environmental movements. He defended a PhD in literature (UGA, 2011) on the work of Scottish writer Kenneth White and has written a number of papers on the environmental tradition (W. Wordsworth, G. Snyder, K. White, A. Adams, A. Sonfist, P. Johanson) and one book (Kenneth White, une oeuvre-monde, PUR, 2014). Christophe’s research interest has recently evolved towards environmental history with a focus on the American West. He currently works on California’s transition to renewable energy, its environmental and social impacts.
Roy Carpenter is Associate Professor/Maître de Conférences at the University of Grenoble/Université de Grenoble-Alpes, France. He writes on the history of political and legal institutions, including their relation to environmental policy. He is also interested in theories of authority and power. He recently published a critical history of Jonathan Edwards’ role in dismantling the power structure of colonial America and how it prepared the way for the American Revolution. Roy received his B.A. and M.A. from McGill University. He passed the French Agrégation in 2001 and received his doctorate in American studies from the University of Versailles in 2011.