Join NYU Reads for a special event featuring Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, acclaimed author of the 2021–2022 NYU Reads selection, Braiding Sweetgrass. NYU Reads is an annual program that brings the NYU community together around a common reading.
About Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer:
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. Dr. Kimmerer’s first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her second book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, has earned her wide acclaim. She is also the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. Her work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. In 2015, she addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.”
Dr. Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.