Alison Sainsbury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Cornell University
Bred, born, and educated in the West, and still longing for it, Dr. Sainsbury finds
peace in a kayak on the waters of the Midwest. She views her part in the Environmental
Studies program as helping students move away from living in a place to living in
Environmental Studies Courses:
English 220 Thinking Like a Mountain: Literature and Environmental Consciousness
English 170 Radioactive: Writing in the Nuclear Age
English 220 American Ground Zero: Voices from Downwind (May Term)
Women's Studies 270 Wild Women: Women and the Natural World (May Term).
It's not much, really:
a reservoir, man-made,
much of it less than ten feet deep.
(But in the shallows
herons line the banks,
listing to one side,