Core Team

  • Bethany Wiggin

    Bethany Wiggin

    Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    Associate Professor of German Languages and Literature

    Bethany Wiggin joined the faculty at Penn in 2003 and is an Associate Professor of German and affiliated faculty in the Program in Comparative Literature and the Department of English.

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    Meg Arenberg

    Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    Meg Arenberg joined PPEH in September 2018, excited to draw on her diverse academic and professional experience to help grow the environmental humanities at Penn.

  • Rachel Ishikawa

    Rachel Ishikawa

    Program Assistant, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    Rachel Ishikawa joined PPEH in January 2019 as the Program Assistant. She is an audio producer, who makes music, theater scores, and radio.

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    Kristina Lyons

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Humanities

    Kristina Lyons joins the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities as Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

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    Ben Mendelsohn

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

    Ben Mendelsohn is the 2018-2019 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. He earned his PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.