The International Ecolinguistics Association

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The International Ecolinguistics Association is run by a Steering Group which is responsible for the general direction of the Association, changes to the constitution, and peer review of articles. The Steering Group consists of Subject Representatives, Regional Representatives, a Convenor and Co-convenors. Convenors are responsible for the day to day running of the Association. Partner organisations are organisations which share similar goals, methods or interests to the Ecolinguistics Association.


Steering Group



Arran Stibbe, University of Gloucestershire, UK



Bibliography editor: Mira Lieberman-Boyd, University of Sheffield, UK

Journal editor: Amy Free, Independent Scholar, USA

Membership officer: Jessica Iubini-Hampton, University of Manchester, UK

Reviews editor: Amir Ghorbanpour, Tarbiat Modarres University, Iran


Subject representatives

Climate Change Communication: Peter Makwanya, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Corporate Social Responsibility: Katerina Kosta, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Corpus-aided Discourse Analysis: Robert Poole, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA

Critical Discourse Analysis: Diego Forte, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Critical Ecosystemic Linguistics: Elza Kioko N. N. do Couto, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil

Ecocriticism: Sue Edney, Bath Spa University, UK

Ecofeminism: Fu Wenzhong, Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics, China

Ecolinguistic Consultancy: Mary Ann Simonds, Independent Applied Ecologist, USA

Ecopsychology: Nadine Andrews, Lancaster University UK, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Germany

Ecosystemic Linguistics: Hildo Honorio do Couto, University of Brasília, Brazil

Environmental Communication: Tema Milstein, University of New Mexico, USA

Environmental Education: George Jacobs, James Cook University, Singapore

French and Francophone Studies: Keith Moser, Mississippi State University, USA

Human-Animal Studies: Mira Lieberman-Boyd, University of Sheffield, UK

Language Diversity: José Castro-Sotomayor, University of New Mexico, USA

Media Studies: Roberto Lestinge, Independent Scholar, Brazil

Political Discourse Analysis: Douglas Ponton, University of Catania, Italy

Religious Discourse: Todd LeVasseur, College of Charleston, USA

Stylistics: Daniela Francesca Virdis, University of Cagliari, Italy.

Systemic Functional Linguistics: He Wei, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

Translation and Consultation: Kendall Levinson, The Ecolinguistic Connection, USA

Wildlife conservation: Gavin Lamb, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA


Regional representatives

Arabic-speaking countries: Hussein Abdo Rababah, Ajlun National University, Jordan

Argentina: Diego Forte, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brazil: Hildo Honorio do Couto, University of Brasília, Brazil

China: Huang Guowen, South China Agricultural University, China

Germany: Martin Doering, University of Hamburg, Germany

India: Musavir Ahmed, University of Kashmir, India

Iran: Mahnaz Talebi Dastenaei, Alzahra University, Iran

Italy: Maria Bortoluzzi, University of Udine, Italy

Netherlands: Ernestine Lahey, University College Roosevelt, Netherlands

Nordic countries: Sune Vork Steffensen, University of Southern Denmark

North America: Mai Kuha, Ball State University, USA

South East Asia: Nina Venkataraman, National University of Singapore

South Korea: Kyoohoon Kim, University of Daegu, South Korea

Southern Africa: Peter Makwanya, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

UK and Ireland: Lucy Cadbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Ukraine: Natalia Goshylyk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine



Partner Organisations


Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK & Ireland). website 

Being Human Research Centre, University of Gloucestershire, UK. website

Centre for Ecolinguistics, South China Agricultural University, China. website 

Centre for Human Interactivity, University of Southern Denmark. website 

Ecological Literature Group, Xiamen University, China. website

Ecopsychology UK. website

Ecosystemic Linguistics, University of Brasília, Brazil. website blog

Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network, UK. website

International Environmental Communication Association, USA. website

International Society for the Study of Interactivity, Language, and Cognition, Denmark. website

International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association. website 

PALA Special Interest Group on the Stylistics of Landscape, Space and Place. website

Partnership Studies Group, University of Udine, Italy. website

Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, Germany. website

People and Partner Organisations