Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams

Writer-in-Residence, Harvard Divinity School
Terry  Tempest Williams

A naturalist and advocate for freedom of speech, Terry Tempest Williams has shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. She has testified before the US Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, and worked as "a barefoot artist" in Rwanda. She joined Harvard Divinity School as a writer-in-residence for the 2017-18 academic year and is continuing in 2018-19. She is the author of numerous books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her most recent book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, which was published in June 2016 to coincide with and honor the centennial of the National Park Service. Her writing has also appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesOrion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.