Suzanne Loui, PhD

Lecturer, Environmental Studies

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Suzanne Loui’s research in environmental humanities includes illuminating human assumptions and beliefs about nature, at different periods throughout American history. through the use of multidisciplinary texts. This search inevitably lead her to the intersectionality of human characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, education, and, landscape characteristics such as urban/rural/pastoral/mountainous, etc. This lens provides a deeper understanding of how people respond to issues like climate change, land use, food production, environmental justice, and energy generation. Loui’s research in energy focuses on identifying and assessing public risk and benefit perceptions of different energy sources, again using diverse texts including literary non-fiction, history, environmental anthropology, fiction, natural history and public health. She also works on science communication with the goal of creating accessible avenues to conversation about science and climate change mitigation