2017-2019 (selected)

September 2019. Invited lecture. “Thinking with Oil and Water.” University of Bern. Bern, Switzerland.

August 2019. Invited lecture. “What Are Public Lands? Oregon as Case Study.” Colby College, Waterville, Maine.

June 2019. Invited conversation. “Stories in Commons.” Far Afield Exhibit. Access Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. Read the published transcript.

February 2018. Invited lecture. “Skilling Up for the Anthropocene.” The Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

November 2017. Invited talk. “Petromodernity.” Technospheres/Hydrocarbons. Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany.

November 2017. Invited Lecture. “Climate Change and Novel Experience.” New York University at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

October 2017. Invited Lecture. “Boom or Bust? Energy and Culture.” NEH Workshop hosted by the University of Texas at Permian Basin.

May 2017. Invited keynote. “Feminist, Queer, Anticolonial Propositions for Hacking the Anthropocene.” University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia.

February 2017. Invited lecture. “Civics for the Sixth Extinction." The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2014-2016 (selected)

November 2016. Invited talk and workshop participation. “Elemental Media.” New York University.

May 2016. Invited Plenary. "Sediment, an Anti-Extractivism Manifesto." The Association of Canadian College and University Teachers (ACCUTE), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Feb. 2016. Invited Lecture. "Notes on the Everyday Anthropocene: Oil and Water." The Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CEHNS). Rice University, Houston, Texas. 

June 2015. "Still Being Human," Plenary for ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment), University of Idaho.

May 2015. "Wanted: A New Humanities, a New Human Nature," Plenary for Climate Change in Culture, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. 

October 2014. “What Is Literature Good For?” Invited Talk at Princeton Environmental Institute. 

March 2014. “Literature for the End of the World (To Be Continued).” Invited Lecture. Harvard University.





What Literature Is Good For

@ Princeton Environmental Institute, 2014

Weather and Imagination

@ Philoctetes Center, 2008

Climate Change Survival

@ Chicago Humanities Festival, 2019

Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the second event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we'll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of Literature to tackle urgent environmental issues.


Climate Citizenship & humanities

@ Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, 2016

What does it mean to be human in the era of climate change? Understanding this challenging and often controversial topic is why the humanities are more important now than ever.

Roundtable discussion at the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, featuring Deborah Coen, Sheila Jasanoff, Anthony Leiserowitz, Stephanie LeMenager, and Ben Orlove.


What is Cli-Fi?

@ Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, 2016

The 2016-2017 Radcliffe Institute fellow Stephanie LeMenager explains the broad and burgeoning genre of climate fiction and how artists, filmmakers, and authors alike are using it to tell the story of climate change.

Join author and activist Bill McKibben, environmental justice activist Cheryl Johnson, and environmental humanities scholar Stephanie LeMenager in conversation about climate change survival.

what is petroculture?

Stephanie LeMenager defines petroculture, a term central to her book Living Oil, for project Bifrost's "Scientific Ethnographies," interviews with scholars, activists, and practitioners now online at