Phaedra Pezzullo

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for coming to Crossroads 2012!

Phaedra C. Pezzullo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture and a faculty member of the Cultural Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Her first book, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice, has won several awards including the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award and the Book of the Year Award for the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association. She coedited Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement and has edited a special issue of Cultural Studies titled Cultural Studies and the Environment, Revisited, which has been reprinted as a book. In addition to the advocacy work she does for environmental justice and environmental sustainability, she serves on several editorial boards and student committees. Currently, she is researching the emerging discourse of “pre-polluted” and other trends responding to the toxification of human bodies, particularly as they intersect with environmental racism, environmental classism, reproductive and gendered politics, and broader relations of power.

Bibliography


Selected Books

  • 2010, Cultural Studies and the Environment, Revisited, London: Routledge (previously published as a Special Issue of Cultural Studies, May 2008, Vol. 22, n°3-4).
  • 2009, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.
  • with Ronald Sandler (eds.), 2007, Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement, Cambridge/Boston: MIT Press.

Selected Recent Essays

  • (Forthcoming), “What Gets Buried In A Small Town: Toxic E-Waste and Democratic Frictions in the Crossroads of America,” in Stephanie Foote and Elizabeth Mazzolini (eds.), Histories of the Dust Heap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice,  Cambridge/Boston: MIT Press.
  • 2011, “Contextualizing Boycotts and Buycotts: The Impure Politics of Consumer-Based Advocacy in an Age of Global Ecological Crises,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, n°2, pp. 124-145.
  • with Michael S. Bowman (co-authors), 2010, “What’s so ‘dark’ about ‘dark tourism’?: Death, tours, and performance,” Tourist Studies, Vol. 9, n°3, pp. 187-202.
  • with Stephen P. Depoe (co-authored), 2010, “Everyday Life and Death in a Nuclear World: Stories from Fernald,” in Daniel C. Brouwer and Robert Asen (eds.), Public Modalities: Rhetoric, Culture, Media, and the Shape of Public Life, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, pp. 85-108.
  • 2010, “Tourists and/as disasters: Rebuilding, Remembering, and Responsibility in New Orleans,” Tourist Studies, Vol. 9, n°1, pp. 23-41.
  • 2009, “‘This is the only tour that sells’: Tourism, Disaster, and National Identity in New Orleans,” Tourism & Cultural Change, Vol. 7, n°2, pp. 99-114.
  • 2008, “Overture: The Most Complicated Word,” Cultural Studies, Vol. 22, n°3-4, pp. 361-368.