Shannon Ray

Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Environmental Humanities | Animal Studies | Geohumanities
Education: MSc, University of Edinburgh, 2019; BA, Rutgers University, 2017


Drawing on science, nature writing, public policy, and environmental history, my research centers around nature, animals, and land. I’m motivated by the belief that reconciling the humanities with the natural sciences can help to decenter our species and challenge our thinking about the biosphere. 

In addition to my work in the humanities, I am an environmental policy researcher with the Paul Douglas Institute. Previously, I’ve worked as a permaculture farmworker in Norway and a wildlife rehabilitator in rural New Jersey.