Carolyn Fornoff

I am an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research examines how Mexican and Central American literature and film engage with the more-than-human planet. At UIUC, I teach classes in the Spanish and Portuguese Department on Latin American literature, cinema, and the environmental humanities.

I am currently at work on a monograph, Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Culture in the Era of Climate Change. This project examines how contemporary Mexican writers, filmmakers, and artists respond to the uncertainty posed by ongoing and future climate change by activating subjunctive modes such as doubt, contingency, and possibility.

I am co-editor of two volumes in the environmental humanities:

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