Dr. Julia Corbett

Utah, United States

Member Since: 08/12/2019


Julia Corbett is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah. With a background in journalism and environmental studies, she writes both academic research and creative nonfiction about human relationships with the natural world. Her third book, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday is an introspective collection of essays that ruminate the practical and existential challenges of living an environmentally aware life with all of its ironies and contradictions; it won the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018. She authored one of the first texts in environmental communication, Communicating Nature: How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages. Her second book, Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West, is a memoir about building a cabin and living in the woods in western Wyoming. Her environmental nonfiction essays have been published in venues such as Orion, High Country News, and OnEarth magazine. Her in-progress book is about communicating climate change.  Before receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1994, she was a reporter, a park ranger, a naturalist, a natural resources information officer, and a press secretary.

Website: JuliaCorbett.net


Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction