Associate Professor, English
Contact InformationMy Urban Wild
Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 2004 (English)
M.A. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1999 (Women’s Studies)
B.A. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1992 (Media Studies; Environmental Studies; Creative Writing)
Ceiridwen Terrill specializes in literary nonfiction, including environmental journalism, science writing, and memoir.
She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Nevada Reno's Literature and Environment Program.
Her areas of scholarly inquiry include urban ecology, urban/wild conflicts, and the intersections of gender, culture, and science.
Her essays have appeared in Slate, High Country News, and Oxford American, among others.
Her first book, Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species, was published by the University of Arizona Press, and her work is anthologized in the collection
What Wildness is This: Women Write about the Southwest published by the University of Texas Press. Terrill's second book, Part Wild, was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. Terrill teaches field courses in botanical medicine and urban ecology, and she is a horsewoman, backpacker, kayaker, and sailor.