Department of English

University of Mississippi

Poet and Environmentalist Sandra Steingraber to Speak on Campus

Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health.  Her books include Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, and Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Era of Environmental Crisis.  She has received many honors, has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment throughout the United States and Canada, and has been invited to lecture at many universities, medical schools, and hospitals—including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and the Woods Hole Research Center.  She has testified in the European Parliament, before the President’s Cancer Panel, and has participated in briefings to Congress and before United Nations delegates in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sandra Steingraber will speak on campus at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, in the Overby Center.