Murray-Darling Basin Authority John Monash Scholar
LLM (Law) and PhD (Political Science)
Yale then Columbia
United States of America
Political Science, Energy and Environment
Law, environmental philosophy, jurisprudence, legal theory, political theory, political philosophy, teaching, creative writing, philosophy, US politics
Ben Mylius is originally from the Barossa Valley, South Australia. He’s currently pursuing a PhD in ecological political philosophy at Columbia, having completed an LL.M. and Clinical Fellowship at Yale Law School. Ben is interested in what it might mean to ‘think ecologically’ – in the structure, processes and limitations of reason(ing) as the way we think together about how to move and live in the world, and how we engage with the Anthropocene.
Beyond academics, Ben is the founding convenor of the Columbia Ecosalon, an enthusiastic potter at the Teachers’ College ceramics studio in New York City, and a creative writer, working on several novel-length projects about how young Australians live with regard to the natural world.