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Lisa Gerber


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  • Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico


Lisa Gerber is a Principal Lecturer in the Philosophy Department and the Religious Studies Program at UNM. She teaches core courses in Eastern Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, and Critical Thinking. In addition, she teaches upper-division courses in Environmental Ethics, Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic, Henry David Thoreau, Religion and Animals, Religion and Ecology, and Theories of Religion. She is developing a course on Religion and Climate Change.

Recent Publications

  • "Standing Humbling Before Nature." Ethics and the Environment. 2002.
  • "Review essay on American Women Afield: Writings by Pioneering Women Naturalists, (by Marcia Myers Bonta)." Western American Literature. 1996.
  • "Hogville." Crossing Press. 2001.
  • "Robinson Jeffers." Macmillan Reference USA / Thomson Gale. 2008.
  • "Witness." Southwestern American Literature (special environmental literature edition) . 1995.
  • "What is So Bad About Misanthropy?." Environmental Ethics. 2002.
  • "On Leopold, Wolves, and Wildness." Ambiente y Desarrollo (Center for Research and Planning of the Environment). 2007.
  • "The Art of Intimacy." Philosophy in the Contemporary World. 2001.
  • "Review essay on Wild Ideas, ed. by David Rothenburg." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 1997.
  • "The Nature of Water: Basia Irland Reveals the 'Is' and the 'Ought." Ethics and the Environment. 2003.
  • "Living the Malpais." Flyway: A Literary Review. 1997.

Recent Presentations

  • "Joint Conference International Society of Environmental Ethics and International Association for Environmental Philosophy." Wisdom in Predator Restoration.
    Gainesville, FL. May 2007.
  • "Annual Meeting of the Western Literature Association." Witness.
    Salt Lake City, Utah. October 1994.
  • "Meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment." Living the Malpais.
    Missoula, Montana. July 1997.
  • "Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture." The Spiritual Practices of Thoreau.
    Gainesville, Florida. April 2006.
  • "Meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment." Intimacy.
    Fort Collins, Colorado. June 1995.
  • "Annual Meeting of the Western Literature Association." Fire and Water.
    Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 1997.
  • "Aesthetics and the Environment." Attentiveness.
    Logan, Utah. October 1999.
  • "International Society for Environmental Ethics Group Session held concurrently with the American Philosophical Association Western Division Meeting." The Art of Intimacy.
    Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2000.
  • "Annual Meeting of the Western Literature Association." Is Ramona's Place in the Home?.
    Reno, Nevada. October 1992.