Tema Milstein is an Associate Professor of Environment and Society in the School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW Sydney. Milstein is a Fulbright scholar and the 2020 Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture’s recipient of the Dean’s Award for Research (Society) Impact. Her work explores how cultural meaning systems shape our ecological understandings, identities, and actions. Milstein's recently published Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity (with co-editor José Castro-Sotomayor) gathers 40 international authors from across disciplines to bring the ecological turn to sociocultural understandings of the self. In her previous professional life, she was a newspaper and public radio journalist.