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I write and speak about natural history, climate grief,
and living in an amputated world.

writer     researcher     teacher

Recent and Future Events
February 9, 2024
Amputated Earth
The Commons, a Seminar in Honor of Laura Dassow Walls, University of Miami

January 22, 2024

Susan Fenimore Cooper: 19th-Century Writer, Naturalist, and Gardener
A Zoom presentation for the Syracuse Garden Club

November 16, 2023, 7PM Eastern (ZOOM)

Susan Fenimore Cooper's Reckoning with Native American Dispossession
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
View the recording: Susan Coopers Reckoning with Native American Dispossession 11 16 23 - YouTube

November 7, 2023, 1PM Eastern (Online)
The Climate Crisis and Environmental Grief
Vienna Live with Simeon Morrow: An Interview
October 28, 2023 (In-person and ZOOM)
The Thoreau Prize: Honoring Terry Tempest Williams
The Thoreau Society, Concord, Massachusetts

September 21, 2023 (ZOOM)

Writing the Hard Stuff
A Zoom conversation with I AM ALS-Writers' Group

February 15, 2023 (ZOOM)
Living in an Amputated World
Vienna Live with Simeon Morrow: An Interview
View the recording:

Video made for The College of Idaho, March 26, 2020:
On Covid-19, Thoreau, and the Liberal Arts
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I hold tremendous gratitude toward the professional communities of which I am a part, so I make a point of contributing to them.

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I teach in hopes of helping students discover how they might contribute most meaningfully to the world.


My professional life centers on the environmental humanities—and, more particularly, on thinking through how people have understood and expressed their relations to the natural world.

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