I am an interdisciplinary environmental studies scholar whose research examines how religious beliefs and cultural identity shape attitudes toward and conceptions of the natural world. With training in the theories and methodologies of religious studies, my teaching and scholarship use the tools of the humanities and social sciences to interpret human-environmental interactions. Through my research I aim to help scholars, scientists, students, and the public better understand how environmental beliefs and values intersect with religion, culture, politics and history. My current research involves exploring American evangelical Christians' attitudes toward climate change.
- Ph.D. in Religious Studies, University of Florida - (Gainesville, Florida, United States) 2014
- M.A. in Religious Studies, University of Florida - (Gainesville, Florida, United States) 2008
- B.A. in Environmental Studies (Magna cum Laude), Dartmouth College - (Hanover, New Hampshire, United States) 2002
- Smith, A. E., & Veldman, R. G. (2020). Evangelical Environmentalists? Evidence from Brazil. JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION. 59(2), 341-359.
- Veldman, R. G. (2017). Callison, Candis. How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts . Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. 328 pp. $89.95 (cloth).. The Journal of Religion. 97(1), 103-104.
- Veldman, R. G. (2016). What is the Meaning of Greening? Cultural Analysis of a Southern Baptist Environmental Text. Journal of Contemporary Religion. 31(2), 199-222.
- Veldman, R. G. (2016). A Political Theology of Climate Change, written by Michael Northcott. Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion. 20(1), 99-101.
- Veldman, R. G. (2013). Katharine K. Wilkinson, Between God and Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 234 pp., $23.93 (hbk), ISBN: 978-0-19-989589-2.. Journal for the Study of Religion Nature and Culture. 7(3), 360-362.
- Veldman, R. G. (2019). The Gospel of Climate Skepticism Why Evangelical Christians Oppose Action on Climate Change. University of California Press.
- Globus Veldman, R., Szasz, A., & Randolph, H. (2013). Climate change and religion as global phenomena: Summing up and directions for further research. How the World's Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations. (pp. 297-315).
- Globus Veldman, R., Szasz, A., & Randolph, H. (2013). Social science, religions, and climate change. How the World's Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations. (pp. 3-19).