PPEH Welcomes Postdoctoral and Dissertation Completion Fellows

June 18, 2019

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is thrilled to announce the first two of our new fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year, one a brand new addition to Penn's scholarly community and the other a long-time member of the PPEH family. This summer, Dr. April Anson will join us as the second Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities, and Martin Premoli will begin as Mellon Dissertation Fellow in Environmental Humanities.


April Anson


Dr. Anson joins us from the University of Oregon where she writes and teaches at the intersection of the environmental humanities and American studies, with particular attention to Indigenous studies, settler colonialism, and political theory. Using the tools of literary and cultural studies to clarify the relationship between structures of power and ecological crisis, her first book project focuses on the entanglements between white supremacy and American environmental literature of the long nineteenth-century. Dr. Anson has won awards for her teaching and serves on the executive council of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Martin Premoli


Having worked with PPEH in multiple capacities over the last two years, including as a graduate research fellow and Rising Waters fellow, Martin Premoli will begin this summer as PPEH's 2019-2020 Mellon Dissertation Fellow. Premoli is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory with a focus on contemporary global anglophone and postcolonial literature. His dissertation, which he plans to complete during his fellowship year, examines literary representations of climate change from the global South and develops a decolonial approach to disaster studies.

Welcome, April and Martin! Stay tuned for announcements of our new cohort of graduate research fellows and the call for 2019-2020 undergraduate fellows, which will appear in Fall 2019.