Congratulations to Carlos Nugent, Yale’s first Environmental Humanities graduate !

May 21, 2020

Congratulations to Carlos Nugent, who received his doctorate in English this month. Carlos’ research focuses on twentieth-century American literature, Latinx literature, critical race and ethnic studies, border studies, and the environmental humanities. His dissertation is titled, “Imagined Environments: Mediating Race and Nature in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” Carlos is the first ever doctoral candidate to graduate with the new Environmental Humanities certificate! His participation, conversations, and research have greatly enriched the Environmental Humanities graduate community here at Yale. It has been a pleasure to work with him over the past several years! 

In the 2020-21 academic year, Carlos will participate  in the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars at Stanford University. The Mellon Fellowship of Scholars is a competitive postdoctoral fellowship provided for students in the humanities. Following this fellowship, in the academic year 2021-22, Carlos will join the faculty of the English Department at Vanderbilt University. In this position, he will be working in the Environmental Humanities, and will also act as a core member of the program in Latinx Studies. Congratulations and best of luck with these exciting opportunities, Carlos!