Yanoula Athanassakis is Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (for NYU’s Provost, KE Fleming), Co-founder of the NYU Environmental Humanities Series at New York University, and Instructor in Comparative Literature and Environmental Studies. For a PDF of current NYU Environmental Humanities events, please click HERE.

A former American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow (2012-2014) and Literature Fellow at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies (2011-2012), her research and teaching interests include American literature, the environmental humanities, animal studies, food studies, race and ethnic studies, gender studies, globalization, and environmental justice.

Athanassakis’ forthcoming book, Environmental Justice in Contemporary U.S. Narratives is part of Routledge’s Environmental Humanities series (January, 2017). In Spring 2016 she taught Comp. Lit. 800, “Being Vegan: the literature of environmental justice.She has co-organized a number of panels and symposia on topics ranging from food studies to online editing in academic journals and is currently co-facilitating a series of environmental and sustainability events at New York University.