Barbara Eckstein

Barbara Eckstein is an environmental humanist who teaches at the University of Iowa. She is a professor in the English Department and on the faculty of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. With a team, she is developing a digital, informal climate change information project called The Peoples’ Weather Map. With Jim Throgmorton, she edited Storytelling and Sustainability and is the author of Sustaining New Orleans and The Language of Fiction in a World of Pain.She co-directed the Obermann Center’s Graduate Institute for Public Engagement at the University of Iowa, first with an education professor and then with an engineer.