Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene - cover image


Chelsea Miya; Oliver Rossier; Geoffrey Rockwell

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  • English

Print Length

558 pages (xxvi+532)


Paperback156 x 39 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.52" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 43 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.69" x 9.21")


Paperback2308g (81.41oz)
Hardback2720g (95.95oz)



OCLC Number





  • GP
  • GPS
  • JH
  • JHMC


  • EDU037000
  • SOC002000


  • GF75


  • Educational institutions
  • social change
  • political change
  • institutional practices
  • scholarly research practices
  • age of the Anthropocene
  • relationship to the environment

Right Research

Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene

Educational institutions play an instrumental role in social and political change, and are responsible for the environmental and social ethics of their institutional practices. The essays in this volume critically examine scholarly research practices in the age of the Anthropocene, and ask what accountability educators and researchers have in ‘righting’ their relationship to the environment. The volume further calls attention to the geographical, financial, legal and political barriers that might limit scholarly dialogue by excluding researchers from participating in traditional modes of scholarly conversation.

As such, Right Research is a bold invitation to the academic community to rigorous self-reflection on what their research looks like, how it is conducted, and how it might be developed so as to increase accessibility and sustainability, and decrease carbon footprint. The volume follows a three-part structure that bridges conceptual and practical concerns: the first section challenges our assumptions about how sustainability is defined, measured and practiced; the second section showcases artist-researchers whose work engages with the impact of humans on our environment; while the third section investigates how academic spaces can model eco-conscious behaviour.

This timely volume responds to an increased demand for environmentally sustainable research, and is outstanding not only in its interdisciplinarity, but its embrace of non-traditional formats, spanning academic articles, creative acts, personal reflections and dialogues. Right Research will be a valuable resource for educators and researchers interested in developing and hybridizing their scholarly communication formats in the face of the current climate crisis.


The book is current and interdisciplinary, engaging with recent developments around this topic and including perspectives from sciences, arts, and humanities. It will be a welcome contribution to studies of the Anthropocene as well as studies of research methods and practices.

Sam Mickey

University of S. Francisco


Eighteen papers consider the responsibility that educators and researchers have to research sustainably, exploring how institutional practices can be reflected on and adjusted to right their relationship to the environment.

Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 59, no. 4,

Additional Resources

[website]Embracing Econferences: a step toward limiting the negative effects of conference culture(by Chelsea Miya, Oliver Rossier, and Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta.)
[website]Organizing a Conference Online: A Quick Guide(by Geoffrey Rockwell with Oliver Rossier, Chelsea Miya and Casey Germain)


  • Mél Hogan
  • Deb Verhoeven
  • Eric Benson
  • Priscilla Ferronato
  • Natalie Loveless
  • Andrew S. Yang
  • Karin Bolender

From Repulsion to Care

(pp. 288–290)
  • Leanne Olson
  • Christa Donner
  • Scott Smallwood

Aesthetic Attunements

(pp. 302–306)
  • Natalie Loveless
  • Hart Cohen
  • Francesca Sidoti
  • Alison Gill
  • Abby Mellick Lopes
  • Maryella Hatfield
  • Jonathon Allen
  • Abby Mellick Lopes
  • Jonathon Allen
  • Alison Gill
  • Abby Mellick Lopes
  • Francesca Sidoti


(pp. 392–394)
  • Hart Cohen
  • Geoffrey Rockwell
  • Oliver Rossier
  • Chelsea Miya
  • Oliver Rossier
  • Chelsea Miya
  • Geoffrey Rockwell

Editors’ Preface

(pp. xxiii–xxvi)
  • Chelsea Miya
  • Oliver Rossier
  • Geoffrey Rockwell


Chelsea Miya

PhD Candidate and CGS SSHRC fellow in English and Film Studies at University of Alberta

Oliver Rossier


Geoffrey Rockwell

Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities, Director of the Kule Institute for Advanced Study and Associate Director of the AI for Society at University of Alberta