Bryan B Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
Literature and environment; climate change and literature; California literature; California natural history; history and philosophy of science; Charles Darwin; nineteenth-century British literary and cultural history
- "Technologies of Nature: The Natural History Diorama and the Preserve of Environmental Consciousness." Victorian Studies 60.2 (Spring 2018): 255-68. URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/victorianstudies.60.2.11
- "Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature." Boom: A Journal of California. Web. June 22, 2017. URL: https://boomcalifornia.com/2017/06/22/pokemon-go-an-unnatural-history-reflections-on-race-privilege-and-access-to-augmented-nature/
- "Invertebrate Psychology before and after Darwin." BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web. 2017. URL: http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=bryan-b-rasmussen-invertebrate-psychology-before-and-after-darwin
- "From God's Work to Fieldwork: Charlotte Tonna's Evangelical Autoethnography." ELH 77.1 (Spring 2010): 159-94. (Available here with CLU login through Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu.ezproxy.callutheran.edu/journals/elh/toc/elh.77.1.html)
- Darwin and Theories of Aesthetics and Cultural History. Ed. Barbara Larson and Sabine Flach. Surrey: Ashgate, 2013. Victorian Studies 57.3 (Spring 2015): 535-37.
- Anne Isba, The Excellent Mrs. Fry: Unlikely Heroine. Continuum, 2010. Victorian Studies 54.1 (Autumn 2011): 153-55.
- Anna Maria Jones, Problem Novels: Victorian Fiction Theorizes the Sensational Self. The Ohio State University Press, 2007. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 53 (Feb. 2009). URL: www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2009/v/n53/029912ar.html.
Media + Public Scholarship:
- Mexican Bird Resurvey Project, collaborator: Contributed expedition journal, science history, and photography to the Robert T. Moore Lab of Zoology's NSF-funded resurvey of Mexican bird biodiversity in the Sierra San Pedro Mártir region of northern Baja, California, Mexico. 2017-2018. URL: https://mexicanbirdresurvey.org/baja/
- "The Harmony of Nature," segment on natural history dioramas and American wilderness ideals for Backstory American history podcast. 38:00-51:00. November 2018. URL: https://www.backstoryradio.org/shows/stuffed
- "Inside the Minds of Animals." TED-Ed. July 2015. URL: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/inside-the-minds-of-animals-bryan-b-rasmussen
- Grant Funding
2019. Hewlett Research Grant, American Society for Literature and Environment conference, UC Davis, for a paper in the panel "Anthropocene Wilderness," $1000
2017. Hewlett Research Grant, Archival study and repeat photography of the Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja, Mexico, $1000
2015. Hewlett Research Grant, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, Lower California (Baja) archival expedition research, $500
2013. Faculty Research & Creative Works Grant, History of European science museums, $4000
2012. Community Leaders Association, "Small Creatures Sanctuary" apiary. $2025