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Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities

Through the generosity of Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron ’74, the Princeton Environmental Institute established The Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in 2003. This gift has enabled PEI to forge closer ties between the environmental sciences and the humanities and social sciences at Princeton by hosting accomplished humanists whose interests lie at the intersection of the humanities and the environment.

Barron Visiting Professors have explored issues including conservation, energy efficiency, clean air and water, global warming, species diversity, sustainable development, wilderness preservation, environmental justice, and religion and ecology. They have added new courses to PEI’s curriculum, brought new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of environmental topics, advised students, presented public lectures, organized conferences, and participated in many of PEI’s other activities.

PEI collaborates with principals of academic departments to identify and recruit outstanding scholars with expertise residing at the intersection of the environment and the humanities.


2014 Barron Visiting Professor

Jenny Price

Jenny Price

2014 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and Guest Artist at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University


Past Barron Visiting Professors

Ken Hiltner

Ken Hiltner

2012–2013 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities and Visiting Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute


Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker

2012-2013 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities and Visiting Lecturer in Religion and the Princeton Environmental Institute


John Grim

John Grim

2012-2013 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities and Visiting Lecturer in Religion and the Princeton Environmental Institute


Steve Cosson

Steve Cosson

2009-2010 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and Guest Artist at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University


Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman

2009-2010 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and Guest Artist at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University


David Schlossberg

David Schlosberg

2008-2009 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and Visiting Professor at the University Center for Human Values


Kimberly Smith

Kimberly K. Smith

2007-2008 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and Visiting Associate Professor in the Center for African American Studies