Professor of English, American Literature and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto St. George
Office Phone: 416-946-0828
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 827
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
Teaching and Research Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature; Jewish Literature and Culture; American Popular Culture and Drama; Ecocriticism and Environmental Literature; Food literature
B.A. (Yale), M.A. (Brandeis), Ph.D. (Brandeis)
Andrea Most is Professor of American Literature, Environmental Studies, and Jewish Studies in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and is affiliated with the Centre for Jewish Studies, the School of the Environment, the Department for the Study of Religion, and the Centre for the Study of the United States. Committed to breaking down divisions between scholarship and public life, research and teaching, mind and body, nature and culture, Prof. Most teaches experiential courses on food and environmental literature, conducts multidisciplinary community-engaged research, and speaks widely on the local food and environmental movements.
Prof. Most is co-founder and Creative Director of Bela Farm, a 99-acre site for experimental agriculture, art, performance, education, and advocacy around urgent environmental issues. Prof. Most’s current research initiative, The Persephone Project, brings together scholars, writers, artists, farmers and scientists both in Toronto and at Bela Farm for cross-disciplinary experiments in ecological design, health sciences, and embodied life writing geared towards articulating a new feminism for an overheated planet. She will also be teaching a series of experiential graduate seminars in ecocriticism at Bela Farm, beginning in spring 2018, with support from an ATLAS grant from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.