UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Ursula Heise
Professor of Humanities, Department of English and Institute of the Environment
Department: Asian Languages & Cultures, Political Science, Economics, UCLA Law, Anthropology, Geography, Urban Planning, Ethnomusicology, 149 Humanities Building
Address2: UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530
Campus Mail Code: 153005
Phone: 310-825-4173
Keywords: Geography, China, Japan, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Legislative Institutions, Near East, Art, Politics, Labor, Korea, Gender, Development, Education, Brazil, UCLA, Islamic Studies, India, South Asia, Humanities, Health, Language, Literature, Cultural anthropology, Social anthropology , African Diaspora, Nutrition, Maternal health, Law, Women's Studies, Iran, Central Asia, Mexico, Central America, Chile, Bolivia

Ursula K. Heise is Professor of English, a 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow, and Immediate Past President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). Her research and teaching focus on contemporary environmental culture, literature and art in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan; theories of globalization; literature and science; and the digital humanities. Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur [After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture] (Suhrkamp in 2010 (English to follow). She is currently working on a book entitled Where the Wild Things Used To Be: Narrative, Database, and Biodiversity Loss.