Ceiridwen Terrill is a horsewoman, backpacker, kayaker, and sailor. She has authored two memoirs/scientific studies: Part Wild (Scribner), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award, and Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species (University of Arizona Press). Terrill’s essays have appeared in Slate, High Country News, and Oxford American, among other publications, and her work has been anthologized in the collection What Wildness is This: Women Write about the Southwest (University of Texas Press). She has also performed as a storyteller on The Moth Mainstage at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland.
Terrill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a professor of English at Portland’s Concordia University, where she teaches environmental journalism, science writing, and memoir. Her special interests include urban ecology, urban/wild conflicts, and the connections among gender, culture, and science. Terrill teaches field courses in botanical medicine and urban ecology, and is currently working on a book about growing up during the Cold War and her family’s connection to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.