Jeremy Sorgen (Ph.D. University of Virginia) is a scholar of religion, ethics, and the environmental humanities and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. He uses community-based research to build capacity at the local level and inform environmental policy and decision making. In collaboration with California Native American Tribes, his current project examines Tribal Cultural Resource protection and intergovernmental consultation under the California Environmental Quality Act. He is also leading a conversation series and special issue project on “engaged scholarship” in the environmental humanities.
Dr. Sorgen’s publications appear in the Journal of Environmental Ethics, the Journal of Religious Ethics, and the American Journal for Theology and Philosophy and his scholarship has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. His book project, at the intersection of environmental ethics and environmental justice, is called Field Ethics: Grassroots Environmentalism and Social Change.