Brett Buchanan

Director of the School of the Environment; Associate Professor

School of the Environment


My research interests concern the intersections of continental philosophy, philosophies of nature and the environment, animal studies, and the phenomena of endangered animals and species extinction. To this end I have three research projects on the go: (i) philosophical ethology, including the translation of writers Dominique Lestel and Vinciane Despret (under contract with Angelaki and University of Minnesota Press's "Posthumanities" series); (ii) examining the philosophies of Martin Heidegger, Hans Jonas, and Hannah Arendt with respect to extinction studies; and (iii) an examination of the concepts of multispecies communities, endangered animals, and critical ecologies.