Monani, Salma, and Joni Adamson. editors. Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to CosmosRoutledge’s Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, 2016.

  • Joni Adamson and Salma Monani.  “Introduction,” 1-22.
  • Monani, Salma.  “Science Fiction, Westerns, and the Vital Cosmo-ethics of The Sixth World,” 44-61.

Rust, Stephen, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt. editors. Ecomedia: Key Issues.  Routledge Earthscan series, 2015.

  • Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt.  “Introduction: Ecologies of Media,” 1-14
  • Ozdermirci, Ekin and Salma Monani. “Eco-nostalgia in new Turkish cinema,47-65.

Rust, Stephen, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt. editors. Ecocinema: Theory and Practice. AFI Film Series, Routledge Press, September 2012.

  • Stephen Rust and Salma Monani. “Introduction: Defining and Situating Ecocinema Studies,” 1-14.
  • Monani, Salma. “Environmental Film Festivals: Beginning Explorations at the intersections of Film Festival Studies and Ecocritical Studies,” 253-278.

Peer Reviewed Articles and Chapters
(For publications with students as co-authors, including on climate communication and food justice, please see the teaching page.)

Monani, Salma. “Animating our Relations and Unsettling our Cinematic Spaces: Terril Calder’s The Lodge.” Studies in American Indian Literature (SAIL) 29. 4 (Winter 2017), pp. 1-28.

Monani, Salma. “Feeling and Healing Eco-social Catastrophes: In the ‘Horrific’ Slipstream of Danis Goulet’s Wakening.” in Global Weirding, special issue of Paradoxa.  Editors Andrew Hageman and Gerry Canavan. 28 (2016): 192-213.

Monani, Salma. “In God’s Land: Cinematic Affect, Animation and the Perceptual Dilemmas of Slow Violence.”  in Ecodocumentaries: Critical Essays.  Eds. Rayson K. Alex and S. Susan Deborah. Palgrave. 2016, 11-31.

Monani, Salma. “Evoking Sympathy and Empathy: The Ecological Indian and Indigenous Eco-Activism.” in Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology and Film. ed. Alexa Wiek von Mossner. Environmental Humanities Series. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014, 225-247.

Monani, Salma. “Kissed by Lightning and Indigenous Cinema’s Natureculture Continuum.” in Ecoambiguity, Community and Development. eds. Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Vidya Sarveswaran, and Scott Slovic. Lexington Press. 2014, 131-147.

Monani, Salma and Miranda Brady. “ImagineNATIVE 2012: Indigenous Film Festival as Ecocinematic Space.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 13.3/4 (2013).

Monani, Salma. “Wilderness Discourse in Adventure-Nature Films: The Potentials and Limitations of Being Caribou.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment.19.1 (2012) 101-121.

Brady, Miranda and Salma Monani. “Wind Power! Marketing Renewable Energy on Tribal Lands and The Struggle for Just Sustainability.” Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 17.2 (2012): 147-166.

Monani, Salma. Introduction “At the Intersections of Ecosee and Just Sustainability: New Directions in Communication Theory and Practice.” in “Coloring the Environmental Lens: Cinema, New Media, and Just Sustainability.” Editors. Salma Monani, Belinda Chiu, and Carlo Arreglo. Special Issue of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 5.1 (2011): 141-145.

Salma Monani and Matthew Beehr. “John Sayles’s Honeydripper: African Americans and the Environment.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 18.1 (2011): 1-25.

Monani, Salma and Andrew Hageman. “Ecological Connections and Contradictions: Penguins, Robots, and Humans in Hollywood’s Nature Films” in Hollywood’s Exploited: Corporate Movies, Public Pedagogy, and Cultural Politics. Eds. Tony Kashani, Rich Van Heertum, Ben Frymer, and Anthony J. Nocella, II. Palgrave McMillan (2010): 203-218.

Monani, Salma. “Environmental Justice in Extreme Oil: The Wilderness and Oil on Ice.” Film essay review in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 2.1 (2008): 119-127.

William West, B. R. Simon Rosser, Salma Monani & Laura Gurak. “How Learning Styles Impact E-learning: A case comparative study of undergraduate students who excelled, passed or failed an online course in scientific/technical writing.” E-Learning, 3.4 (Winter 2006).

In preparation

Linda Haverty Rugg, Christopher (“Chip”) Oscarson, Salma Monani. Eds. “Ecocritical Approaches to Scandinavian Visual Media.” Special Issue of The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.

Monani, Salma. Indigenous Ecocinema: Decolonizing Media Landscapes. Monograph.

Interviews, Book and Film Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Conference Proceedings

Niro, Shelley and Salma Monani.  “Resistance and Hope in Mohawk Cinema: Iroquois Cosmologies and Histories.” In Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. Eds Salma Monani and Joni Adamson. New York: Routledge (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature). 2015, 154-168.

Monani, Salma. Review of Voice and Environmental Communication edited by Jennifer Peeples and Stephen Depoe. Palgrave Press, 2014. In Environmental Communication: The Journal of Nature and Culture. Advance Access:

Monani, Salma. Review of Finis Dunaway’s Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images. University of Chicago Press, 2015. In The Journal of American Environmental History. Advance access October 26, 2015.

Monani, Salma. “Eco-Activism in Indigenous Film Festivals: The 2011 Native Film + Video Festival.” Special issue on ecology in NECSUS: The European Journal of Media Studies, 1.3 (2013).

Monani, Salma. Review of The Cinematic Footprint: Camera, Lights, Natural Resources by Nadia Bozak. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012. InISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. advance access: doi:10.1093/isle/iss069

Monani, Salma. “A Conversation with Julian Agyeman about Just Sustainability and its Overlap with Ecopedagogy.” Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy.5.1 (2010): 51-68.

Monani, Salma. “Alaska” in Encyclopedia for American Environmental History. edited by Kathleen A. Brosnan. Facts on File. November 2010, 1301-1303.

Monani, Salma. “Native Peoples and Nature: Documenting Changing Times through Cross-disciplinary Insights” in Proceedings of the 2006 Film and History Conference. CD-ROM. Edited by Peter Rollins, John O’Connor, and James R. Knecht. Cleveland, OK: Popular Culture Center, 2007.

Monani, Salma. Review of Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology. Edited by Lauret E. Savoy, Eldridge M. Moores, and Judith E. Moores. Foreword by Gordon P. Eaton, former Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2006. In ISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 14.1 (Winter 2007):270-271.

Publications in Popular Science

Articles in The American Institute of Geology’s Geotimes Magazine. Accessible at the archives.

Publications in Geology

Monani, Salma and Valley, John W. “Oxygen isotope ratios of zircon: magma genesis of low δ18O granites from the British Tertiary Igneous Province, western Scotland.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 184, p377-392, 2001.

Monani, Salma and Valley, John W. “Zircons record low δ18O magmas: evidence from Skye and Arran, Scotland.” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, vol. 29, 1998.

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