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Ronald Broglio

Ronald Broglio

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of English
Arizona State University
PO Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation


Ron Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. His book Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments 1750-1830 (Bucknell 2008) develops the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the British landscape aesthetic. His work On the Surface: Thinking with Animals and Art (University of Minnesota Press, Fall 2011) develops a language for animal studies through examination of contemporary art and phenomenology. Current projects include a dairy cattle art installation at the University of Waterloo, a book project on British Romantic peasant poetry and agriculture, and a manifesto on the animal revolution.


  • PhD, Romanticism and Literary Theory, University of Florida, 1999
  • MA, British Literature, Boston College, 1993
  • Post BA, World Religions, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1991
  • BA, English/Philosophy, St. Meinard College, 1988


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Journal Articles


Adamson, J., S. Akilli, A. Anson, K. Armbruster, E. Bartlett, C. Belmont, K. Bladow, R. Boschman, R. Broglio, J. J. Cohen, C. Chang, Y. Chang, S. S. Chou, O. Dwivedi, S. Estok, J. Foran, G. Gaard, C. Grosse, S. Hartman, K. Hiltner, L. Hogan, M. Hultman, S. Iovino, T. Khair, M. Klapatch, C. Ni Dhuill, S. Oppermann, Y. Otomo, D. N. Pellow, W. Ping, P. M. Pule, K. Rigby, K. Seaberg, R. Singh, S. Slovic, A. Sprinkle, E. Stephens, R. Twine, E. Weber, S. P. Weld and L. Wright. 2020. An environmental humanities response to the COVID-19 pandemic: An open letter. Bifrost Online (8 June 2020):. (link )


Broglio, R. and M. L. Cruz-Torres. 2018. Figuring out environments and living with critters in the Anthropocene. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 5(2):122-136. DOI: 10.5250/resilience.5.2.0122. (link )