Wesleyan portrait of Janice P. Nimura

Janice P. Nimura

Menakka and Essel Bailey '66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment


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BA Yale University
MA Columbia University

Janice P. Nimura

Janice P. Nimura is the author of The Doctors Blackwell, finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in biography, and Daughters of the Samurai, a 2015 New York Times Notable Book. An archival treasure-seeker, especially of overlooked women's history, she is currently researching Rachel Carson and the women who came before her as a member of this year’s College of the Environment Think Tank.

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Spring 2024
ENVS 272 - 01
Women Writing About Nature