Alex Menrisky

Assistant Professor



Alexander Menrisky is an Assistant Professor of English at UConn. He is the author of Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a second book project, tentatively entitled Everyday Ecofascism, which considers casual and systemic, rather than intentional and overt, expressions of white-supremacist, anti-Indigenous, and anti-immigrant thinking in environmental art and politics. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Mosaic, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Resilience, Edge Effects magazine, and elsewhere. He also curates the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment’s Teaching Resources Database.


  • Environmental rhetorics
  • American Studies
  • Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
  • Writing Studies
  • Social movements of the left and right
  • Gender Studies and Queer Theory
Contact Information
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Department of English 215 Glenbrook Road U-4025 Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 212
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