Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019); Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019); We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018); the novel War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), which the Wall Street Journal called "one of the best and most disturbing war novels in years;" and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015), which was selected for The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014. He also co-edited Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013) and What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reinvent, Reanimate & Reclaim Our Future (Unnamed Press, 2017).
His essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Dissent, The Nation, and elsewhere. He received a Mrs. Giles G. Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, won the Theresa A. White Literary Award for short fiction, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University.
Dr. Scranton is an Associate Professor English at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches creative writing and environmental humanities, and serves as director or the Notre Dame Environmental Humanities Initiative.