Exploring the connections between expression and

environment, history and habitation, meaning and materiality.

writer     researcher     teacher

Recent and Forthcoming Events
June 28, 29, and 30, 2022; 2PM to 4:30PM Eastern
Workshop: The Life and Landscapes of Susan Fenimore Cooper
.This three-day, in-person workshop (with walking) explores Cooper’s life and landscapes in Cooperstown
 Sponsored by the Fenimore Art Museum
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April 20, 2022 - 5:00pm Eastern
Interconnectivity: Birders as Teachers
A Conversation with David Lindo & J. Drew Lanham

A Zoom event commemorating Earth Week
,Co-sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity
the College of Idaho, and the Thoreau Society

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April 14, 2022, 7PM Eastern
Making Beauty in the Broken Places
Susan Fenimore Cooper and the Hudson River 

A Zoom presentation anticipating Earth Day
Sponsored by the Fenimore Art Museum

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October 29, 2021
The Thoreau Prize: Honoring Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Thoreau Society, First Parish Church, Concord, Massachusetts
  Watch the presentation here:

On Covid-19, Thoreau, and the Liberal Arts
Video made for The College of Idaho, March 26, 2020:
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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.