Lisa H. Sideris is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Her areas of research include science and religion and environmental ethics, with particular attention to Anthropocene narratives, ethics and technologies, and the implicit religiosity of emerging environmental technologies like de-extinction. Her most recent book, Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World, critically examines the role of wonder in environmental discourse, with a focus on science-based eco-spiritual movements that narrate evolutionary and cosmic history in order to inspire wonder and care for the natural world. In July 2021 she will join the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Stories can "exert an agentic force" that makes them powerful tools for environmental action among the nonreligious for whom belief is a weak analytic category argues Lisa H. Sideris in this response to our interview with Tim Stacey.