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John Hultgren

Bennington College

Based in

United States
North America

John Hultgren teaches politics and environmental studies at Bennington College in Vermont, USA. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Colorado State University, and is the author of Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). His current book project examines the historical linkages between anti-environmentalism and class struggle. He also continues to explore the evolving relationship between right-wing nationalism and environmental politics.

John Hultgren’s Website.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Fossil fuels Social movements

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Hultgren, John. 2023. “Anti-Environmentalism and the Natural ‘Wages of Whiteness’.” Environmental Politics.
Petersen, Brian and John Hultgren. 2020. “The Case for a 21st Century Wilderness Ethic.” Ethics, Policy, & Environment 23 (2): 222-239.
Hultgren, John. 2020. “Undoing the Oikos, Awakening Resistance? Neoliberalism, Democracy, and the Environment in ‘Trump Country’.” Theory & Event 21 (1): 271-296.
Hultgren, John. 2020. “The Nativist Contagion.” Society & Space Magazine. May 25, 2020.
Hultgren, John and Dimitris Stevis. 2020. “Interrogating Socio-Ecological Coalitions: Environmentalist Engagements with Labor and Immigrants’ Rights in the U.S.” Environmental Politics 29 (3): 457-478.
Hultgren, John. 2018. “Those Who Bring From the Earth: Anti-Environmentalism and the Trope of the White Male Worker.” Ethics, Policy, & Environment 21 (1): 21-25.