Tom Lynch is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he specialises in ecocriticism and place-oriented literary studies. He published Xerophilia: Ecocritical Explorations in Southwestern Literature in 2008 and has recently co-edited two volumes: The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place (with Cheryll Glotfelty and Karla Armbruster, 2012); and Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley (with Susan N. Maher, 2012). His long-term research project involves a comparison of literature of the American West and the Australian outback from the perspectives of ecocriticism and settler-colonial studies. He currently serves as editor of the journal Western American Literature.
University of Nebraska