Teresa Shewry

Associate Professor

Office Location

South Hall 2522


Literature and the Environment, and Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature


  • Ph.D., Literature, Duke University
  • B.A., English and Japanese, Victoria University, New Zealand


Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a PhD in Literature from Duke University and a BA in English and Japanese from Victoria University, New Zealand. Her research areas include Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures, environmental humanities, and water and the ocean. Her book, Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), explores hope in the context of environmental change in the Pacific. She is also a co-editor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011) and guest editor of a special section of South Atlantic Quarterly on environmental activism across the Pacific (2017). Teresa recently co-organized a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Sea Change.”