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Laura M. Hartman

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About Me

Laura M. Hartman

Hello! I'm an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I began teaching here in fall of 2015. Prior to this, I taught in the Religion department at Augustana College (IL).

My specialty is the intersection of religions and the environment, with a special emphasis on environmental ethics. I am primarily trained in western religions but am interested in all varieties of religious and spiritual expression.

Classes that I teach

  • ES 101, Environmental Issues
  • ES 282, Environmental Humanities
  • ES 365, Gender and Nature
  • ES 340, Climate Justice
  • Animal Ethics
  • Religion and Environment

Public Presentations

If you are interested in a public presentation or workshop for a congregation or other non-academic group, please follow this link.

Selected Publications

  • editor of: Flourishing: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics (Oxford U.P., forthcoming)
  • The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World (Oxford U.P., 2011)
  • "Consumption." Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim, eds. Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology. (forthcoming)
  • "Healing the Climate? Christian Ethics and Medical Models for Climate Geoengineering." Forrest Clingerman and Kevin O'Brien, eds. Calming the Storm: Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering. Lexington Books (forthcoming)
  • "Environmental Modesty: Recovering an Ancient Virtue to Address Contemporary Problems." Journal of Religious Ethics 43:3 (September 2015) 475-492.
  • "Streets to Live In: Justice, Space, and Sharing the Road," co-authored with David Prytherch of Miami University (Ohio). Environmental Ethics 37:1 (Spring 2015): 21-44.
  • "Thinking Well in a Desperate Situation: Pride, Sloth, and Metaphors." Washington Geoengineering Consortium blog, July 2014.

Service at UWO

  • Social Justice Steering Committee
  • Interfaith Dialogue and Education Alliance (IDEA)
  • Advisor to SEAC, Student Environmental Action Coalition

Research Interests

  • The ethics of ecological restoration in Wisconsin's Fox Valley
  • Consumption and consumerism
  • Transportation and ethics
  • Geoengineering and climate justice
  • Narrative, virtue, and feminist ethics

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Laura M. Hartman
Environmental Studies
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