Christophe Roncato Tounsi is Assistant Professor at the Department of English studies (University Grenoble Alpes). His field of interest is environmental literature and activism. His PhD, based on the work of Scottish writer Kenneth White, was made into a book and published at the Presses Universitaires de Rennes under the title Kenneth White. Une oeuvre-monde in 2013. He is currently translating A Place in Space, a collection of essays by Gary Snyder and working on different projects related to the American west from the standpoint of environmental studies.