College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Theodore Geier

Lecturer - PhD. UC Davis

Ted Geier received his PhD. in Critical Theory and Comparative Literature from UC Davis in 2015, followed by a Mellon Postdoctoral post in the Rice University Humanities Research Center as an investigator on the Rice Seminars 2015-16 project, “After Biopolitics.” He recently co-founded and is Associate Editor of the UC Press journal, Animal History: https://online.ucpress.edu/ah

His primary philosophical specialties are in moral theories pertaining to animals and environmental studies, while his broader training and expertise include narrative theory, literature and film, economic-cultural analysis, American Studies, the History of Ideas, and Interdisciplinary Humanities. He is especially interested in Disney and eco-apocalyptic themes. Dr. Geier organized an animal studies research group at UC Davis and was formerly Managing Editor of Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment (Oxford UP) and Research Editor in the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program. He has published two books, an edited journal issue, and various book chapters and scholarly articles (mostly about animals and culture). Current projects include an edited volume on Cormac McCarthy and environment and a book on Terrence Malick.

Dr. Geier lives in Davis with his wife Rachel (a flutist and author who received her DMA at the University of Minnesota) and their bulldog, Meatloaf, where they all enjoy the year-round walkies weather.

Portrait of Theodore Geier