Dr. Lynn Badia is Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University, and she is affiliated faculty of the CSU Energy Institute and the CSU Center for Environmental Justice.
Dr. Badia works in the fields of science studies, literary studies, environmental humanities, and energy humanities. Her work is published by a range interdisciplinary venues, such as American Quarterly, Cultural Studies, Earth’s Future, Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities, Open Library of the Humanities, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts among others.
In 2021, her co-authored publication in Earth’s Future—which argues that climate change science requires a transdisciplinary focus on social, technical, and justice issues—became the template for President Joe Biden’s $400 million dollar budget proposal to create a new national climate research agency.
Dr. Badia has given invited keynote presentations on scenario narratives, climate science, science fiction, energy transitions, and more-than-human communities at a range of institutions, such as Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the U.S. Department of Energy; Dartmouth University’s Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society; and the University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH).
Previously, Badia was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, as part of the Climate Histories Research Group. She was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow and the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta.
Associate Professor, Colorado State University (Fall 2017 - Present)
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature and Environmental Humanities
Affiliated Faculty, CSU Energy Institute
Affiliated Faculty, CSU Center for Environmental Justice
University of Chicago Society of Fellows (2017, Offer Declined)
Collegiate Assistant Professor, Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago
Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge (2015)
Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment and the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-17)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Government of Canada
Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-15)
Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta