Troy Vettese

TROY VETTESE is an environmental historian whose research and writing focus on energy, animals, and economics.

Troy is a Ciriacy-Wantrup post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. from New York University and Masters’ degrees from NYU, St. Andrews, and Oxford, and has held research fellowships at the University of Copenhagen, the European University Institute, and Harvard University. Troy has taught a variety of courses on Environmental Studies in connection with Marxism, neoliberalism, and critical theory, at institutions including the University of Milan, Lund University, and the University of Copenhagen.

Together with Drew Pendergrass, Troy is the author of the manifesto, Half-Earth Socialism (Verso, 2022), which has been discussed in Jewish Currents, New Statesman, Le Monde, and The Ecologist, as well as being translated into Danish, Thai, Korean, and Spanish. He is currently writing a monograph on neoliberal environmental thought and editing a volume on Marxist animal studies. Troy’s popular writing has appeared in n+1, The Guardian, Jacobin, Boston Review, and Bookforum.

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