April 4, 2014

Over the summer, Prof. Elizabeth Allison presented a paper on an integral ecology panel at the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences annual meeting in Pittsburg. While spending a month in the High Sierra, she also finalized several articles on religion and modernity, sacred landscapes, and environmental epistemologies, respectively, that are to appear soon in edited volumes and in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, along with a book review of Stephen Kellert's Birthright that appears in a Chinese language magazine (the original English version is to be published in 2014). Fall semester found Elizabeth relishing focused time for writing during a sabbatical devoted to her forthcoming book, tentatively titled The Political Ecology of Happiness: Environment, Religion, and Development in Modernizing Bhutan,  which elaborates the Bhutanese environmental ethic, its basis in Buddhism, and its normative implications for global development and sustainability discourse.

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