Julia Adeney Thomas

Julia Adeney Thomas

University of Notre Dame

Julia Adeney Thomas is an associate professor and Japanese history specialist in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, USA. She has written extensively on nature, politics and the environment. She has two books that are to be published this year: Visualizing Fascism: The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right, which she co-edited for Duke University Press, and The Anthropocene: A Multidisciplinary Approach, written with geologists Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams for Polity.

Articles by Julia Adeney Thomas


Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Humans have altered the planet to such an extent that it has entered a new age. The Anthropocene requires a new way to think about how humans relate to the planet.


The Blame Game: Asia, Democracy and Covid-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Winning the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is not a case of democracy vs. dictatorship or “East vs. West”. What matters are trust, equality and competence.