Fiction and nonfiction writing, sustainability studies
Andrew Wingfield's main interest as a writer and teacher is exploring the ways that people and places shape each other. His 2005 novel, Hear Him Roar, dramatizes human-mountain lion interactions to assess the environmental and social costs of suburban development in California. All of the stories in his award-winning 2010 collection, Right of Way, are set in one gentrifying urban neighborhood. He is currently collaborating with SIS colleague Dr. Michael Gilmore on nonfiction pieces that explore the rich and complex relationship members of the Maijuna indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon have with their ancestral rainforest landscape. As a teacher, Wingfield has played a leading role in integrating sustainability into the Mason curriculum and creating opportunities for students to use the campus as a sustainability laboratory. He created Mason's Sustainability Living Learning Community and helped design the Sustainability Studies Minor and the BA program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, which he directs.
Wingfield, A. 2010. Right of way: stories. Washington, D.C. Washington Writers Publishing House.
Wingfield, A. 2005. Hear him roar: a novel. Logan, UT. Utah State University Press.
Recent Fiction & Nonfiction
Wingfield, A. 2022. The space between (lyric essay). Talking River Review 52.
Wingfield, A. 2022. The prophet Rhonda (short story). The Plentitudes. Winter. https://www.theplentitudes.com/piece/the-prophet-rhonda
Wingfield, A. and M.P. Gilmore. 2021. Along the Sucusari River (narrative nonfiction). Places. https://placesjournal.org/article/a-journey-with-indigenous-leaders-in-the-peruvian-amazon/
Wingfield, A. and M.P. Gilmore. 2020. Three days of masato (narrative nonfiction). ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 27(2): 406-415. DOI: 10.1093/isle/isz084
Wingfield, A. 2017. Back to Middle Earth (lyric essay). Carve Fall: 85-92.
Building Bridges and Capacity: An Innovative Model for US-Peruvian Educational Exchange. 2018. United States Department of State, $25,000 (Co-PI; Principal Investigator M.P. Gilmore).
Stories from the Forest: A Place-Based Biography of an Amazonian Indigenous Leader. 2018. College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University—Faculty Research and Development Award, $14,265 (Principal Investigator; Co-PI M.P. Gilmore).
Food Systems Leadership Institute. 2016. George Mason University—4-VA Innovation Grant, $20,000 (Principal Investigator).
Inventing a Sustainable Food Systems Curriculum at George Mason University. 2014. United States Department of Agriculture, $136,500 (Co-PI; Principal Investigator M.P. Gilmore).
Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition. 2014. George Mason University—4-VA Innovation Grant, $24,200 (Principal Investigator).
INTS 210 - Sustainable World
INTS 211 - Introduction to Conservation Studies
INTS 292 - Leadership for Sustainability
INTS 375 - Sustainability Project Management
INTS 370 - Sustainable Food Systems
INTS 470 - Professional Pathways in Sustainable Food Systems
INTS 475 - Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute
INTS 498 - Environmental and Sustainability Studies in the Amazon Rainforest
INTS 498 - Sustainable Solutions in the Developing World
M.F.A. Creative Writing, George Mason University
M.A. English literature, University of Chicago
B.A. English, Rutgers University