Professor DeLoughrey joined the English Department faculty in 2008 and the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability in 2012. She is the founder and coordinator of the Postcolonial Literature and Theory Colloquium. For a number of years she was the faculty mentor for the Geography Department’s graduate food studies group. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the ACLS, NEH, Rockefeller, Mellon Foundation, UCLA Global Studies Program, Fulbright, and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. She recently published a co-edited volume entitled Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches, and has completed a manuscript for Duke University Press about climate change and empire in the literary and visual arts entitled Allegories of the Anthropocene.
In 2012-2013 she coordinated the Global Ecologies: Nature/Narrative/Neoliberalism Conference at UCLA [podcast here], a workshop on Pacific Island militarization at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and a workshop on Imperialism, Narrative and the Environment at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich. In 2011 she co-organized the Legacies of Pacific Island Militarization workshop and in 2010 the Globalized Islands: Contemporary Literature & the Transnational Encounter conference at UCLA. In 2009 she was one of the departmental co-organizers of the Mellon Foundation’s Cultural Pre-history of Environmentalism Project.
Prof DeLoughrey teaches postcolonial literature courses on the environment, globalization, militarism, the politics of food, women’s writing and migration, and Caribbean and Pacific Island literatures. In 2013-14 she was on leave at the Huntington Library as an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow, and in June 2015 she was Visiting Professor at Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France.