Dr. Lynn Badia is Assistant Professor of English at Colorado State University specializing in Environmental and Energy Humanities. In 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, as part of the “Climate Histories Research Group” at the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities as well as the Cambridge “Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment” initiative. Dr. Badia was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017) and the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015) at the University of Alberta, focusing on research in the field of Energy Humanities.
Dr. Badia’s research is published by and forthcoming from Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, Open Library of Humanities, Cultural Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Fordham University Press, Routledge, and West Virginia University Press among others. She is co-editing a book collection and a special issue of the journal Resilience that share the title Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere. Dr. Badia is completing a monograph, Imagining Free Energy: Fantasies, Utopias, and Critiques of America, which introduces the concept of “free” or unlimited energy as a critical imaginary in American society since the beginning of the industrial era.