Nancy Menning

Nancy Menning

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Religion & Ecology
Phone:(607) 274-5802
Office:139 Rothschild Place
Ithaca, NY 14850

Brief Biography

Nancy Menning is Assistant Professor of World Religions. She completed her PhD in 2010 from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa after being ABD in a joint degree program in forest ecosystem management and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nancy combines her background in social forestry and environmental studies with her work in religious studies to advance the environmental humanities and to foster simultaneous human and ecological flourishing. Her recent work has emphasized religious aspects of climate change narratives, spiritual practices for cultivating environmental virtues, rituals for mourning environmental losses, and narrative strategies for integrating religious and scientific perspectives. She wishes she had more time to watch birds and read fiction.


Current (Fall 2016):

  • RLST 20500 | Islam
  • RLST 20700 | Death & Immortality

Upcoming (Spring 2017):

  • RLST 10600 | World Religions: Western and Modern
  • RLST 37512 | Genesis in Myth and Fiction


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