About

Kellogg Faculty Fellow Roy Scranton is associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.  He is the founding director of the Notre Dame Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHUM) and current director of the Creative Writing Program.  Scranton’s work is primarily concerned with social narrative, human dignity, and the challenges posed to ethical life by conflict, inequality, and ecological crisis.

He is the author of five books and has written widely for publications such as the New York Times, Rolling Stone, MIT Technology Review, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. His essay “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene” was selected for the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing award. 

Scranton was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University, has been awarded a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities and a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction, and held the inaugural Teaching Lab Fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. 

He holds a PhD from Princeton University.