STEVEN PAVLOS HOLMES is a scholar, researcher, writer, and editor with broad interests in history, the humanities, and political and social change. He earned a doctorate in American cultural history from Harvard University, has taught both at Harvard and at the Cambridge (Mass.) Center for Adult Education, and has collaborated on innovative literary and historical projects with The Wilderness Society, the Blue Ocean Institute, and Massachusetts Audubon’s Boston Nature Center. His first book, The Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography, won the Modern Language Association’s Prize for Independent Scholars, and he has presented papers and workshops on Muir and on environmental life-writing at numerous academic and literary conferences. Beyond the environmental humanities, recent work has ranged from research support for a scholarly project on the “Great American Novel” to editing and publishing assistance on a study of the chattris of Rajasthan. He currently lives with his partner Carlene Pavlos in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where he is Scholar-in-Residence at the Boston Nature Center.
Explore and download the expanded second edition of A Healing Landscape: Environmental and Social History of the Site of Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center (be sure to check out the cool exhibits at bottom of page!)
You can write to Steve directly at stevenpavlosholmes(at)gmx.com
Find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/steve.holmes.33671748
Current projects include research into the genesis of John Muir’s first book, The Mountains of California, and more exploration of local Boston environmental and cultural history.
For his paper for the “Climate Change Pedagogy” seminar at NeMLA 2016, click here Holmes – First-Person Climate Stories – NeMLA 2016 fina