2017-2018 (selected)

March 2018. Invited talk and workshop. The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

February 2018. Invited talk. The Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

January 2018. Invited talk. "Skilling up for the Anthropocene." The Simpson Center at the University of Washington, Seattle.

November 2017. Invited talk and workshop participation. Technospheres/Hydrocarbons [Histories of Energy and Culture] 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.

July 2017. Invited lecture and seminar. City/Nature: Urban Environmental Humanities. NEH Workshop hosted by the University of Washington, Seattle.

May 2017. Invited keynote and seminar. “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.

March 2015. "No Words," Invited Lecture for Transition, Scale, and Catastrophe. The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Jan. 2015 "Flowing and Drawn," Invited Tribute to Patricia Yaeger, the Modern Language Association, Vancouver, Canada

June 2014. “Energy v. Culture: The Great Debate?” Keynote Lecture. The Institute on Culture and Society. Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, 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

Is Ours a Petro-culture?

@ McGill University, 2014

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.

Moderator David Secko (Department of Journalism, Concordia University) chairs, with panelists Ruth Beer (Professor of Visual Art, Emily Carr University), Stephanie LeMenager (author and Distinguished Professor, University of Oregon), and Sheena Wilson (Assistant Professor, University of Alberta).



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