Rebecca Solnit

Former Research Fellow
2012 - 2013

Rebecca Solnit is the author of fifteen books, including Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a sequel to her bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas that is due out in November (and co-authored with Rebecca Snedeker); and The Faraway Nearby, an anti-memoir that will be published in June. Among her other books are A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. She has worked as an independent writer and scholar since 1988 and is, from kindergarten to graduate school, a product of the California public educational system. 


"Detroit Arcadia:  Exploring the post-American landscape," Harper's Magazine, July 7, 2007

"One Nation Under Elvis: An environmentalism for us all," Orion Magazine,  March/April 2008

"Sontag and Tsunami," Tom's Dispatch, January 2005

Report on the Triple Disaster in Japan for the London Review of Books, May 10, 2010

Report on the BP Blowout for the London Review of Books, August 5, 2010