Member News

Here is the latest from our members. This is where you can find (and members can share) news from IECA members about their new books, articles, awards, exhibitions, appointments, etc.

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New Paperback Edition of Communicating the Climate Crisis Released

May 31, 2022

Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) has released a new paperback edition of Communicating the Climate Crisis: New Directions for Facing What Lies Ahead by IECA member Julia Corbett. A review in the journal Science Communication (2022, Vol 44-2), said “This [book], written by a communication scholar and supported by abundant literature…is like having a conversation with a friend about climate.

Etsuko Kinefuchi publishes book on Japan's Nuclear Power discourses

November 30, 2021

IECA member Etsuko Kinefuchi  has just published a book that examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan.. Competing Discourses on Japan’s Nuclear Power: Pronuclear versus Antinuclear Activism is published by Routledge. Kinefuchi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and affiliated faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

Andrea Catellani co-edits special journal issue on Environment, Nature and Communication in the Anthropocene Era

March 02, 2021

IECA member Andrea Catellani of the Catholic University of Louvain and colleague Céline Pascual Espuny of the University of Aix-Marseille have co-edited a special issue of the journal Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication. The issue's theme is "Environnement, nature et communication à l'ère de l'anthropocène" (Environment, Nature and Communication in the Anthropocene Era).

Julia Corbett publishes new book Communicating the Climate Crisis

February 15, 2021

Communicating the Climate Crisis: New Directions for Facing What Lies Ahead by IECA member Julia Corbett was just released by Lexington Books. It is available at Lexington for 30% off with coupon code: LEX30AUTH21.

Founding member Carrie Freeman publishes book on human identity

December 15, 2020

IECA founding member Carrie P. Freeman has published The Human Animal Earthling Identity: Shared Values Unifying Human Rights, Animal Rights, and Environmental Movements. Freeman is Associate Professor of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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Elja Roy has released her new film, Musical Mangrove

August 04, 2020

IECA member and graduate student at the the University of Minnesota Elja Roy has released her new film, "Musical Mangrove." The documentary is a story about a transnational ecomusical movement to save the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, shared between India and Bangladesh. The film used Field to Media, a community-based co-production method in both India and Bangladesh.

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Several IECA members have a new anthology entitled The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication

July 06, 2020

Several IECA members, Joana Díaz-Pont, Pieter Maeseele, Annika Egan Sjölander, and Maitreyee Mishra, along with Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, have published a new anthology entitled The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication. The book is the tenth title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series "Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research" and is a joint initiative of IAMCR’s Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group and ECREA’s Science and Environment Communication Section.

Tema Milstein and José Castro-Sotomayor publish Handbook of Ecocultural Identity

June 26, 2020

Founding and lifetime member Tema Milstein and member José Castro-Sotomayor have published the Handbook of Ecocultural Identity, a timely book that brings environmental communication into conversation with the wider transdisciplinary realm in 28 original research chapters by 40 international authors, including many IECA members. It is an essential resource for the public and academia, and will be of use to scholars, practitioners, protectors, students, teachers, and policy-makers communicating environmental transformation. The Handbook in part emerged from a popular panel at COCE 2017 in England. 

Judith Hendry has published a new edition of Communication and the Natural World

April 18, 2020

Judith Hendry has published a second edition of Communication and the Natural World. The textbook explores historical and contemporary environmental discourse and the ways particular perspectives can shape environmental policy and practice. The new edition reflects current theory, events, and controversies, and emphasizes digital citizen activism, environmental justice, and the erosion of trust in science and media. Hendry is professor emeritus in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.

John Cook publishes Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change

February 25, 2020

John Cook has published a new book about how to talk to those who don't accept the science of climate change. Cook is the founder of the website Skeptical Science and research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. CRANKY UNCLE vs. CLIMATE CHANGE: How to Understand and Respond to Climate Deniers blends Cook's knowledge of the cognitive science of denial with his skills as a cartoonist.

Galapagos snake named after Robert Thomas

October 22, 2018

IECA founding and lifetime member Robert A. (Bob) Thomas has received the distinct honour of having a newly identified species named after him. Thomas is Professor and Loyola Distinguished Scholar Chair in Environmental Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is the Director of the Loyola Center for Environmental Communication. The species, Pseudalsophis thomasi, is a snake in the Galapagos Islands.

Takahashi and Rosenthal publish Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

October 09, 2018

Founding member Bruno Takahashi and his colleague Sonny Rosenthal have a new edited book out of case studies of environmental communication in minority communities. Entitled Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations, the book features 6 studies. Takahashi is Research Director and Associate Professor at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, USA. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Anders Hansen publishes second edition of Environment, Media and Communication

October 01, 2018

IECA founding member Anders Hansen, University of Leicester, UK, publishes a new edition of Environment, Media and Communication.

The second edition builds on the first edition’s framework for analysing and understanding media and communication roles in the politics of the environment. It draws on the significant and continuing growth and advances in the field of environmental communication research to show the increasing diversification and complexity of environmental communication. The book highlights the persistent urgency of examining how communication about the environment is being influenced and manipulated, with implications for how and indeed whether environmental challenges are being addressed and dealt with.

Takahashi and Pinto have a new book on media and environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 18, 2018

IECA members Bruno Takahashi and Juliet Pinto, along with colleagues Manuel Chavez and Mercedes Vigón, have a new book out in the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series. The anthology titled  News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development contains 9 essays by the editors and other authors, including other IECA members.

Julia Corbett has published a new book of essays on nature and culture

September 05, 2018

Julia Corbett, Professor of Communication at the University of Utah, has published a new book of essays. Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday is out this week from the University of Nevada Press. The book contains eleven essays that range across the intersections of nature and culture. Here's the book's description.