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Heather Swan
Lecturer in environmental literature and writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heather Swan writes non-fiction and poetry. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialises in environmental humanities, and she also keeps bees. She is the author Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field (2017), which won the 2017 Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award.

Written by Heather Swan

Essay/
Bioethics
The sorrow of bees

Scientists torturing bees to save them have nightmares about the work. Must grief be part of experimental design?

Heather Swan