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Shannon Mancus


Shannon Mancus

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Stratton Hall 412N
Golden, CO 80401

Tel: 303-384-2531


Shannon Davies Mancus is the Hennebach Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities and the interim director of the Hennebach Program at the Colorado School of Mines. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Her research focuses on the narrative contexts and performative implications of environmental communication in popular cultural discourses. Her work can be found in publications such as Performing Ethos, The Cambridge History of Science Fiction, and The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory. She is a co-leader of the ecomedia special interest group for the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment, with which she helped plan and implement A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene, ASLE ’s first nearly carbon neutral virtual symposium. She is also the Digital Humanities Liaison for the Environment and Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association.

Her current manuscript project focuses on the ways in which different genres function as performative frameworks for various factions of the environmental movement as it probes the strengths and weaknesses of these narratives as scripts for political participation.