Award-winning journalist and science writer Kathryn Miles will discuss her new book “Quakeland: On the Road To America’s Next Devastating Earthquake,” focusing on the need for a greater national commitment to funding science initiatives and the importance of building strong connections between the lab and laypeople in the anthropocene era.
Miles is the author of four books and currently serves as writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College, where she also teaches graduate courses in the Environmental Studies program. Her writing has appeared in publications including Best American Essays, The Boston Globe, The MIT Technology Review, The New York Times, Outside, Politico, Popular Mechanics and Time.
Currently residing in Portland, Maine, Miles also serves as a scholar-in-residence for that state’s Humanities Council and serves on the board of directors at Terrain.org: A journal of built and natural environments. She earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Louis University and Ph.D from the University of Delaware.
Reception and book signing to follow in the Shideler lobby and Limper Museum
Sponsored by the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science; the Department of Media, Journalism & Film; and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. The event is free and open to all.