Science Speaker Series: Leila Philip

August 12, 2023

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Science Speaker Series graphic with Leila Philip

Beaverland: How one Weird Rodent Made America with Leila Philip, award-winning author

About Beaverland:
From award-winning writer Leila Philip, Beaverland is a masterful work of narrative science writing, a book that highlights, through history and contemporary storytelling, how this unusual rodent has played an oversized role in American history and continues to feature in its future. She follows fur trappers who lead her through waist-high water, fur traders, and fur auctioneers, as well as wildlife managers, PETA activists, Native American environmental vigilantes, scientists, engineers, and the colorful group of activists known as beaver believers.
A book signing will follow the presentation!

Purchase a copy of Beaverland from the Wild Supply Co.

Free for members or with paid admission

About the speaker:
A Guggenheim Fellow, Leila has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She works across genres, publishing poetry, essays and theatrical script and is currently at work on a documentary film. She was a contributing columnist at the Boston Globe and teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross where she is a professor in the English Department.