February 19, 2016

Biography

Bron Szerszyski

Bronislaw Szerszynski is Reader in Sociology at Lancaster University, UK.  His research crosses the social and natural sciences, arts and humanities, in order to situate the changing relationship between humans, environment and technology in the longer perspective of human and planetary history.  Recent work has focused on the Anthropocene, geoengineering and planetary evolution.  He is author of Nature, Technology and the Sacred (2005), and co-editor of Risk, Environment and Modernity (1996), Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics (2003), Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance (2003), Technofutures: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Nature and the Sacred (2015) and special double issues of Ecotheology on ‘Ecotheology and Postmodernity’ (2004), and Theory Culture and Society on ‘Changing Climates’ (2010).  He was also co-organiser of the conference Between Nature: Explorations in Ecology and Performance(Lancaster, 2000), Experimentality, a year-long research programme on experimentation in the sciences, arts and wider society (Lancaster/Manchester/London, 2009-10), and Anthropocene Monument, with Bruno Latour and Olivier Michelon (Toulouse, 2014-2015).