Robert Boschman



Psychiatric Nursing, Diploma (SIAST)
BA Honours (Saskatchewan)
MA (Dalhousie)
PhD (McMaster)

Office: Main EA Office
Phone: 403.440.6456

Robert Boschman specializes in the Environmental Humanities and Place Studies, with emphasis on uranium extraction abandonments and how these intersect with environmental justice. He also takes environmental justice as the focal point of his ecocritical approaches to American literature. His 2009 monograph, In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt, examines settler migrations and environmental change in North American between 1600 and 2000. Two Environmental Humanities books, Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene and On Active Grounds: Agency and Time in the Environmental Humanities (both co-edited with Mario Trono), were published in 2014 and 2019 with Wilfrid Laurier University Press. A third Environmental Humanities collection, Signs of Water: Community Perspectives on Water, Responsibility, and Hope (co-edited with Sonya Jakubec), was published in 2022 through the University of Calgary Press. Dr. Boschman is co-founder and co-convener of the award-winning Under Western Skies biennial conference series on the environment held at Mount Royal from 2010 to 2016. He is also a past president of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC). White Coal City: A Memoir of Place and Family was published with the University of Regina Press in 2021. Boschman chairs the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at MRU and is the 2021 winner of the Mount Royal University Research and Scholarship Award.