Ben Mylius hails from the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Some of the places that have been most important in his life and thinking are Melrose, Flinders Ranges, Australia; Pallier, France; and the Canyonlands, USA. He’s currently pursuing a PhD in ecological political philosophy at Columbia, having completed an LL.M. and Clinical Fellowship at Yale Law School over 2014-16.
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, and a creative writer, working on several novel-length projects about how young Australians live with regard to the natural world.