Nancy Menning

Visiting Scholar, Environmental Studies and Science
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Office: 257A Center for Natural Sciences Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Religious and Environmental Humanities

Terminal Degree

Ph.D. 2010, University of Iowa, Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture

Brief Biography

Nancy Menning is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences. (From 2010 to 2017, she was Assistant Professor of World Religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religion.) She completed her PhD in 2010 from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa after being ABD in a joint degree program in forest ecosystem management and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nancy combines her background in social forestry and environmental studies with her work in religious studies to advance the environmental humanities and to foster simultaneous human and ecological flourishing. Her recent work has emphasized religious aspects of climate change narratives, spiritual practices for cultivating environmental virtues, rituals for mourning environmental losses, and narrative strategies for integrating religious and scientific perspectives.

Recent Publications