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WFU Department of Religion
WFU Environmental Program
WFU Office of Sustainability
International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

Lucas F. Johnston

Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion and Environmental Studies, Wake Forest University (July 2009-present)

Contact: johnstlf@wfu.edu

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

Trained in sustainability studies, environmental and religious ethics, and psychology my research is interdisciplinary, using social scientific methods to investigate contemporary environmental and sustainability-oriented social movements, public expressions of values and their persistence in cultures, and cross-cultural political dialog related to ideas about nature and religion. This spring I am teaching an introductory course in the department of Religion and and an Energy Policy and Sustainability course for the Environmental Program, in addition to my ongoing role as Assistant/Managing Editor and Book Reviews Editor for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.

Additional areas of competence:
International environmental advocacy and policy, Cognitive science of religion, Corporate and business ethics, Philosophy of science and technology, Religion in popular culture

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (CLICK HERE FOR FULL CV):

RESEARCH SUBMITTED OR IN PROGRESS:

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (Current)
Board of Directors, Interdisciplinary At-Large Member, November 2009-present, International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC)
Steering Committee, Religion and Ecology Group, November 2009-present, American Academy of Religion
Assistant Editor/Book Reviews Editor, June 2008-present, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (JSRNC)

Courses

Sustainability and Sustainable Development

Energy Policy and Sustainability

Introduction to Religion

Introduction to Buddhist Traditions

Environmental Issues

Cultural Diversity in the US

Religion, Nature and Ethics