Gillian Osborne, PhD

Senior Curriculum Specialist, Poetry in America
Gillian Osborne holds a BA (2006) in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a PhD (2014) in English from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2015-2017, she was a postdoctoral fellow in English at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. She is the author of a forthcoming collection of creative nonfiction, Green Green Green (Nightboat Books, 2020) and the co-editor of a collection of critical essays on environmental poetry, Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (2018). Other publications include poetry and reviews; scholarship on Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville; and nonfiction essays on the imagination of motherhood and the politics of foraged foods at fancy restaurants. Gillian has taught students in writing and literature at UC-Berkeley, Bard College's Language & Thinking Program, the Prison University Program at San Quentin, and elsewhere.


  • PhD University of California, Berkeley