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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Fadia Hasan publishes a book on academic–community engagement

August 29, 2018

Founding member Fadia Hasan has just put out a new book that looks at academic–community engagement around environmental issues. Hasan is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Urban Studies Program in Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA. The book is Participatory Networks and the Environment: The BGreen Project in the US and Bangladesh, the latest in Rougledge's Studies in Environmental Communication and Media series.

Jennifer Rauch has a new book on Slow Media

July 06, 2018

IECA member Jennifer Rauch has a new book coming out entitled Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart. Rauch is a Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies at Long Island University in Brooklyn. The book offers a vision and a framework for thinking about our relationship to communication media and the Earth.

New book on political leadership, media and public environmental concern

June 26, 2018

Libby Lester, Bruce Tranter and Lyn McGaurr, from the University of Tasmania, have published the book, Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concern, based on a three-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council and appearing as part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series.

New book of international-interdisciplinary research on Australia-Asia region from Libby Lester and colleagues

June 26, 2018

IECA founding member and former vice-chair, Libby Lester, from the University of Tasmania, has worked with colleagues from the UK, China and Japan to produce the book, Environmental Politics and the Media: Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan. The team was supported by the Toshiba Foundation and the book appears as part of the Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media series.

Matt Nisbet edits the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

March 07, 2018

IECA member and editor of the IECA's journal, Environmental Communication, Matthew Nisbet has completed editing on The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. The comprehensive three volume work will go on sale next week through Amazon. Individual articles are available online through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Nisbet is Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

Salma Monani has edited a new book, Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies

December 05, 2017

IECA founding member Salma Monani and her colleague Joni Adamson have edited a new book, Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. Published by Routledge, the book considers the connections between environmental  activism, Native Studies, and Ecocritcism scholarship.

Monani is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies department at Gettysburg College. Adamson is a Professor of English and Environmental Humanities and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

Bridie McGreavy, Sam Senda-Cook and colleagues have a new book on rhetoric and material life

November 30, 2017

IECA founding members Bridie McGreavy and Samantha Senda-Cook (also IECA Vice-Chair), along with colleagues Justine Wells and George F. McHendry, Jr., have just published a new book through the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series. Entitled Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life: Ecological Approaches, it explores the connections between communication, material conditions and environmental  affairs.

Kerrie Foxwell-Norton has a new book on Environmental Communication and Critical Coastal Policy

November 16, 2017

IECA member Kerrie Foxwell-Norton has published a new book entitled Environmental Communication and Critical Coastal Policy: Communities, Culture and Nature (Routledge, 2018). Foxwell-Norton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University.

This is the latest book from Routledge's series on Environmental Communication and Media.

Suzanne Chew publishes "Little Climate: We Need To Talk about Climate Disruption"

July 25, 2017

IECA member Suzanne Chew has published an interactive, digital book of over a hundred climate cartoons which has received positive reviews from a wide range of development practitioners. From the description: 

Geo Takach publishes Tar Wars

June 02, 2017

 Friday, June 2, 2017

IECA founding member (and recently elected board member) Geo Takach has published Tar Wars: Oil, Environment and Alberta's Image (University of Alberta Press, 2017). 

Communication and Climate Change: special issue of Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente

May 16, 2017

Special issue of Brazilian journal Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente, published by Universidade Federal do Paraná, on Communication and Climate Change


Articles in English, French and Portuguese analyse a variety of pressing aspects of climate change communication, such as the suppression of meat as a climate change factor in the mainstream press; the media reproduction of the fallacies of the ‘green economy’ discourse; and agonistic debate in slow/constructive/advocacy journalism.


Robert Hackett, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton have a new book on Journalism and Climate Crisis

February 21, 2017

IECA members Robert A. Hackett, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, along with Susan Forde, have published Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives.

Here's the book description: 

This book enquires into which approaches to journalism, as a particularly important form of public communication, can best enable humanity to productively address climate crisis. The book combines selective overviews of previous research, normative enquiry (what should journalism be doing?) and original empirical case studies of environmental communication and media coverage in Australia and Canada. Bringing together perspectives from the fields of environmental communication and journalism studies, the authors argue for forms of journalism that can encourage public engagement and mobilization to challenge the powerful interests vested in a high-carbon economy – ‘facilitative’ and ‘radical’ roles particularly well-suited to alternative media and alternative journalism. Ultimately, the book argues for a fundamental rethinking of relationships between journalism, publics, democracy and climate crisis.

Milstein, Pileggi, and Morgan publish book Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

February 17, 2017

Founding IECA members Tema Milstein and Mairi Pileggi and IECA member Eric Morgan just published their co-edited book Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. The volume includes 28-chapters from international contributors, many of whom are IECA members, and is intended to be a boon to those teaching environmental communication in these times. 

Geo Takach publishes Scripting the Environment

January 18, 2017

IECA founding member (and recently elected Board Member) Geo Takach has published Scripting the Environment: Oil, Democracy and the Sands of Time and Space. Takach is a writer, filmmaker, speaker, and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University.

Gabi Hadl publishes "EcoMedia Literacy"

November 17, 2016

IECA Secretary Gabi Hadl has published one of first textbooks for green media education, in Japanese. Introducing the work of many colleagues here at IECA and beyond (notably Antonio Lopez) in Japanese for the first time, it is a straight-forward introduction to studying environmental communication. The book is aimed at anyone interested in sustainability, from citizens wanting to raise their own level of ecomedia literacy (for which there is demand in the wake of the nuclear disaster) to professional workshop facilitators (teachers from junior high level to grad school). It bridges the gap between environmental communication and media education. Many of the concepts proposed and research cited are entirely new or little known in Japan.