Gillian Osborne holds degrees in literature and creative writing from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary research interests include American literature, poetry and poetics, the long history of “nature writing,” birds, neighbors, seasons, and flowers. From 2015-2017, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for the Environment, and her work has been supported by other fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Emily Dickinson International Society. She writes and publishes essays, reviews, and poems, and is the co-editor of Ecopoetics: Essays from the Field. In addition to teaching for the Bard Language & Thinking Program, she has taught high school students in Japan and Oregon, college students in California, adult learners incarcerated at San Quentin for the Prison University Program, and students and teachers from around the world at the Harvard Extension School.