Alexa Weik von Mossner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. She received her PhD in Literature at the University of California, San Diego in 2008 with a dissertation on literary cosmopolitanism. Her writings in the areas of ethnic and transnational American literature, cosmopolitanism, ecocriticism, and environmental film have been published in journals including the African American Review, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Minds: Literature, Emotion, and the Transnational Imagination (University of Texas Press, 2014), the editor of Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), and the co-editor of The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture (with Sylvia Mayer, Winter 2014).
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