David Landis Barnhill has been Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1986 in Religious Studies with a minor in Japanese literature. His dissertation was on the Japanese nature poet Basho. From 1986-2003 he taught in the Religious Studies Department and Environmental Studies Program at Guilford College, where he served as Chair of Religious Studies and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. His research is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, including religious thought, environmental philosophy, and nature writing. He is the editor of At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place (University of California Press, 1999), an anthology of North American nature writing. He is co-editor (with Roger S. Gottlieb) of Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Ground (State University of New York Press, 2001). And he has translated the poetry and prose of the Japanese nature writer Matsuo Basho: Basho's Haiku and Basho's Journey (State University of New York Press, 2004 and 2005). He also has published articles on Buddhism and environmental philosophy, the American nature writer Gary Snyder, and the spirituality of North American nature writing. He is currently working on a book analyzing the radical politics of American nature writing (forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield).