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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
November 16, 2023, 7PM Eastern (ZOOM)
Susan Fenimore Cooper's Reckoning with Native American Dispossession
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Details and registration here:

October 28, 2023 (In-person and ZOOM)

The Thoreau Prize: Honoring Terry Tempest Williams
The Thoreau Society, Concord, Massachusetts
Details and registration here:

September 21, 2023 (ZOOM)

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

Video made for The College of Idaho, March 26, 2020:
On Covid-19, Thoreau, and the Liberal Arts
Click on the video below to watch:


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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