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John Charles Ryan, MA, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor at Southern Cross University, Australia, and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame University, Australia. His research focuses on Aboriginal Australian literature, Southeast Asian ecocriticism, environmental humanities, ecopoetics, and critical plant studies. His recent books include Introduction to the Environmental Humanities (2021, Routledge), The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence (2021, Synergetic), Nationalism in India: Texts and Contexts (2021, Routledge), and Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia (2022, Springer). His ecopoetry, including Seeing Trees (2020, Pinyon), concerns the botanical world and human-plant relations.

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