Xiumei Pu

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Xiumei Pu, Ph.D


Full-Time Faculty
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies

Phone: 801.832.2402

Email: xpu@westminstercollege.edu

Office Location: Foster Hall 102


Ph.D. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
M.A. Sichuan University
B.A. Sichuan Normal University
M.A. Georgia State University


Xiumei Pu is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Westminster College. Her teaching and research have been at the confluence of feminist studies and environmental humanities. Her teaching interests include gender and the environment, gender and climate change, indigenous environmental thought, U.S. multiethnic environmental literature, Asian environmental literature, ecowomanist/ecofeminist theories, and creative activism. Her research interweaves global indigenous environmental thought and decolonial theories to explore possibilities for ecological, environmental, and social well-being. She is the author of ?Turning Weapons into Flowers: Ecospiritual Poetics and Politics of B n and Ecowomanism? (2016), and other publications related to transcultural understanding of gender and the environment. She is currently writing a manuscript on spiritual ecology that is grounded in her research on contemporary environmental literature by women of Chinese ancestry and her ethnographic research on indigenous Chinese and Tibetan spiritual traditions in Western China.

Pu Xiumei