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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

amnichols@ucsb.edu

Amanda M. Nichols is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental Studies Program at University of California, Santa Barbara working with Professor Lisa Sideris to launch a new research program in Nature and Ethics. Dr. Nichols earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Nature in 2021 from University of Florida where she worked under the supervision of Professor Bron Taylor. Her primary research, which falls at the intersections of environmental history and religious and gender studies, focuses on the roles and contributions of women in the North American anti-nuclear movement. Using ethnographic research methods, her work contributes to the growing corpus of literature in intersectional environmentalism and religious studies that illuminates the contributions of women to environment-related, or environment-focused, social movements. In addition to her research, Dr. Nichols serves as the Managing Editor of Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Treasurer for the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, an editor for Journal of Posthumanism, a board member of the Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Unit at the American Academy of Religion, and Production Editor for Equinox Publishing. 

Specialization

Specialization

intersectional environmentalism and religious studies , contributions of women to environment-related, or environment-focused, social movements, 
Nature and Ethics

Education

Education

Ph.D. in Religion and Nature in 2021 from University of Florida