Dr. Avi Brisman

Avi Brisman
  • Assistant Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 311
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
  • Email: avi.brisman@eku.edu


Avi Brisman received a B.A. from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), a J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Hartford, CT), and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA).  Dr. Brisman’s research interests include the anthropology of law, critical criminology, cultural criminology, and green criminology.  Within the area of green criminology, Dr. Brisman has written extensively on environmental rights, linkages between armed conflict and environmental degradation, representations of environmental crime and harm in film and literature, and individual and collective resistance to environmental crime and harm.  He is coeditor, with Nigel South, of the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013), coeditor, with Nigel South and Rob White, of Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues (Ashgate, 2015), and coauthor, with Nigel South, of Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism,and Resistance to Ecocide (Routledge, 2014).