George B. Handley

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George Browning Handley is a professor of humanities at Brigham Young University (BYU) who has often written on issues related to environmentalism.

Handley was raised in Connecticut. Handley has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a masters and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Dominican College[disambiguation needed] and Northern Arizona University before joining the BYU faculty in 1998. Handley has served as chair of BYU's department of humanities, classics and comparative literature.[1]

Handley's works have focused on the interaction of culture and the physical environment.

Handley's most cited work appears to be Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture co-authored with Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey.[2] Among other works by Handley are Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2010), New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2007), Stewardship and Creation: LDS Perspectives on the Environment[3] and Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000).

Handley is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). In the LDS Church he has served as a bishop. Handley and his wife Amy are the parents of four children.


  1. ^ Announcment of speech Handley was to give
  2. ^ Google scholar search results for Handley
  3. ^ Utah Humanities Council bio