Hanna E. Morris

Assistant Professor, School of the Environment


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Climate change communication
  • Climate journalism
  • Transnational climate movements
  • Climate art and visual culture
  • Climate discourse and power
  • Environmental media and culture
  • Authoritarianism and the climate crisis 


Hanna E. Morris (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto with research interests in climate change media and communication, culture and politics, and transnational climate movements. Previously, Hanna was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is writing a book entitled Apocalyptic Authoritarianism: Climate Crisis, Media, and Power. Hanna’s research and writing have been published in various academic journals and popular media outlets including Environmental Communication, Media Theory, Politique Américaine, Reading The Pictures, and Earth Island Journal. She also co-edited the book entitled Climate Change and Journalism: Negotiating Rifts of Time. Her scholarship has been recognized by the IAMCR Stuart Hall Award, New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship, and Top Paper Awards from the International Communication Association and Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. 


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
MA, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016
BSc, University of California, Berkeley, 2015