Edward (Ned) Randolph, III

Ned Randolph, PhD, University of California San Diego

Emphasis on Cultural Studies, Political Ecology and Environmental Humanities.

Ned Randolph researches issues in Communication and Environmental Studies as a visiting scholar at Tulane University and consultant with the Louisiana Budget Project. A former journalist and speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans, Ned investigates intersections of power, social justice, and the environment, particularly in the Gulf South. Ned received his PhD in Communication from the University of California San Diego. He teaches courses on political and environmental communication, cultural studies, and the public sphere. Ned received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association. His book manuscript under contract with the University of California Press, is entitled: Muddy Thinking: A handbook for surviving the Anthropocene. It explores the environmental and economic history of the Lower Mississippi River Delta. Ned received master’s degrees in journalism from the University of California Berkeley and in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the Environmental Studies and Sciences and former governing board member of the Cultural Studies Association.