Bill Chaloupka

Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University

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Bill Chaloupka, an expert on the use of resentment to power the anti-environmentalist backlash, is a professor emeritus of political science at Colorado State University, where he worked from 2002, serving as chair of the department from 2002-2007, until his retirement in 2010. Prior to that, he taught environmental studies and political science at the University of Montana in Missoula since the early 1980s, and previously taught at Ball State University and the University of New Mexico. He teaches political theory, environmental thought, and American politics. His books include Everybody Knows: Cynicism in America (1999), Knowing Nukes: Politics and Culture of the Atom (1992) and, co-edited with Jane Bennett, In the Nature of Things: Language, Politics, and the Environment (1993), all published by the University of Minnesota Press. Chaloupka was co-editor of the journal Theory & Event from 1999-2005.


Publications by Bill Chaloupka

"Thinking like a Mountain: Mount Rushmore’s Gaze," in Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks (U of Minnesota Press 2012)




Everybody Knows (University of Minnesota Press 2001)





Editor, In the Nature of Things (University of Minnesota Press1993)







Knowing Nukes (University of Minnesota Press 1992)





Review of Bill's work by Breakthrough President Michael Shellenberger, "How Scientism Enervated Environmentalism"


Interview with Bill, "Surprise, Transgression, and Dancing"


Essay, "One Reason not to Dis Barack Obama"