associate professor of Environment & Society at University of New South Wales, Australia
Tema Milstein is an associate professor of Environment & Society at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and convenor of the Master of Environmental Management program. Her work tends to ways culture, society, and communication inform – and are informed by – environmental relations. In her research and teaching, she examines issues that are deeply important to how we exist in the world today and into the future, with a particular focus on the different cultural meaning systems that shape our ecological understandings, identities, and actions, and on the ways we create a destructive status quo or bring about restorative transformation. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and her research interests span the globe, examining ecocultural meaning systems, ecotourism and endangered wildlife, environmental activism, and ecoculture jamming. Her recent edited books are the Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity (2020) and Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice (2017). She has taught at universities in Australia, Italy, China, New Zealand, and the United States. Her first career, before becoming an academic, was as a print journalist.