Heidi Hutner


Heidi Hutner, PhD, teaches and writes about environmental literature, film and media, environmental justice, ecofeminism, and ecocriticism, at Stony Brook University, where she is the director of the Sustainability Studies Program and Associate Dean in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Hutner is also an active public speaker on environmental issues. Hutner's writing has been featured at news outlets and magazines such as the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Tikkun, Spirituality and Health, Yes!, Common Dreams, Garnet News, and Proximity Magazine, as well as in academic journals, and books (Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, Palgrave, Rowman and Littlefield, and others). Hutner gave her first TEDx talk, "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism," in November 2015. She has spoken on radio shows with Robin Morgan, The Green Divas, and Connect the Dots. Hutner hosts the sustainability websisode: Coffee with Hx2. View her latest webisodes here. Hutner is working on a narrative nonfiction book, OVERCOMING ECO-GRIEF: Parenting and Teaching My Way Through Environmental Heartbreak, Outrage, Change and Hope. OVERCOMING ECO-GRIEF explores Hutner's cancer, eco-mothering, eco-activist, and teaching journey. Her previous books include, Colonial Women: Race and Culture in Stuart Drama (Oxford University Press, 2001) Rereading Aphra Behn (University of Virginia Press, 1993).