Dr. Yogi Hendlin wins the 2019 Biosemiotics Achievement Award

‘I Am a Fake Loop: the Effects of Advertising-Based Artificial Selection’

Established at the annual meeting of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS) on July 3rd 2014, in conjunction with Springer Publishing, publishers of the Society’s official journal, Biosemiotics, the Annual Biosemiotic Achievement Award seeks to recognize those papers published in the journal that present novel and potentially important contributions to the ongoing project of biosemiotic research, its scientific impact, and its future prospects. The winner of the Biosemiotics Achievement Award for 2019 goes to Y.H. Hendlin for the article ‘I Am a Fake Loop: the Effects of Advertising-Based Artificial Selection’.

Read the announcement and report by the selection committee here or in the document below.

For more information on the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS), visit https://www.biosemiotics.org/

Assistant professor

Dr. Yogi Hale Hendlin


Dr. Yogi Hale Hendlin is specialized in environmental philosophy at the intersection of public health policy. His work in the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative focuses on the impact of the chemical and fossil fuel industries on health and the environment. He especially examines the unintended consequences and synergistic harms of pollution in its various forms vis-à-vis environmental justice, harms on nonhuman organisms, and ecological and intergenerational impact. The positive program stemming from this investigation is what he calls “disruptive regulation,” analysing best practices in ecology and health that meet human needs through shared agency, non-domination, and sustainability. Particular projects include carbon tax, glyphosate, e-waste and industrial epidemics (how industrial processes generate chronic disease).

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