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Associate Professor of English
Radford 204

Research Interests: Environmental Justice, Migration, Climate Crisis

Douglas Haynes is a writer who focuses on problems of sustainability from the bottom-up, telling the true stories of marginalized people and places. His book Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters (University of Texas Press) is a cautionary tale of urban inequality and the human suffering caused by climate change that recounts the true stories of two Nicaraguan migrant families’ quests to survive in one of the world’s most disaster-prone cities. Haynes also focuses on the intersection of ecology and social justice in his teaching, particularly in his nature writing and composition courses.

SIRT Affiliation: Douglas Haynes participates in the SIRT Seminar Series and in planning of Earth Week and Earth Charter events.