Meet the Experts

Find experts across Johns Hopkins involved in research and teaching related to environment, energy, sustainability and/or health. The following list is organized by the expert's last name. You can also search by area of expertise.

Learn more about the support E²SHI provides to Hopkins faculty, staff researcher or instructors.


Jane Bennett

Professor, Department of Political Science, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

janebennett@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • European eco-philosophy and the tradition of American nature-writing (Thoreau, Whitman)
  • Actor-Network-Theory's focus on the power or agency of nonhuman actors
Keywords: Ecological philosophy

Anand Pandian

Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

pandian@jhu.eduFaculty Website

Research Areas:
  • Ecological horizons of human aspirations - the tensions between human and ecological spheres.
  • Cinema, media, and public culture, including the ecology of creative process. 

E²SHI-Supported Projects

Plastic materials and the plasticity of aspiration in contemporary America

Keywords: Ecological anthropology, Environmental humanities, Eco-philosophy

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt