Meera Subramanian

Meera Subramanian is an award-winning independent journalist whose work has been published in Nature, Virginia Quarterly Review, the New York Times, NewYorker.com, Inside Climate News, and Orion, where she serves as a contributing editor. Her work has explored the disappearance of India’s vultures, questioned the “Good Anthropocene,” sought out fragile shorelines, and investigated perceptions of climate change among conservative Americans. Her book A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, which was a 2016 Orion Book Award finalist, tells the stories of ordinary people and micro-enterprises who are determined to guide India into a sustainable future. Her essays have been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing, as well as multiple editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Sometimes she loiters around academia: Princeton University’s Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities (2019-2020), MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow (2016-17), and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow (2013-14). She is currently serving as the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Based in Cape Cod, you can find her at www.meerasub.organd @meeratweets.

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