Gretchen Ernster Henderson writes across environmental arts, cultural humanities, and sciences to integrate creative and critical practices. The author of four books of nonfiction and fiction, as well as opera librettos, poetic and art media works, her writings have been reviewed in The New Yorker (“illuminating … artful … exciting”), Literary Review (“provocative … essential”), Macleans (“lively … impressive … terrific”), TIME (“look no further”), cover story of TLS (“always fascinating … refreshing … necessary”), and the Guardian (“fascinating … absorbing … generous”). Her last book was translated for Turkish, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish editions. Her interviews have included NPR, BBC and national radio programs for Ireland, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Widely published across journals and anthologies, her writings have appeared in Ecotone (Notable Essay in 2020 Best American Essays), Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Brevity, The Journal of Artists' Books, Performance Research, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. She has been grateful for artist residencies, most recently at the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature in Switzerland, with recent collaborations including the Luc Hoffmann Institute/World Wildlife Fund. Distinctions in recent years include being Associate Director for Research at the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin, Co-Director of an NEH Institute on Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere at Georgetown, Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in Environmental Humanities at University of Utah, Distinguished Speaker in Art History at Rutgers University, Hodson Trust-JCB Fellow in Creative Arts at Brown University, and Visiting Artist in Music at MIT. Her training includes a B.A. in History from Princeton University (summa cum laude), M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University, Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, metaLAB Digital Research Fellowship at Harvard University, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from MIT. She has served on the faculties at Georgetown, University of Utah, MIT, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and currently is a Faculty Fellow in the Humanities Institute and Senior Lecturer in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Her book on Life in the Tar Seeps: A Spiraling Ecology from a Dying Sea is forthcoming.