Episode Two: How Dare A Woman

Hello Femmes and friends, welcome back to the podcast! Today we present the very first Femmes of STEM guest episode. Hisorical femme Rachel Carson was a biologist and author, and is often credited with sparking the 20th century enviornmental movement. Today we discuss her life and legacy with guest Priya Shukla, a biologist, ecologist, and science communicator at the UC Davis Marine Bodega Laboratory.

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Show Notes, References, and Further Reading

Priya Shukla

Twitter: @priyology | Website: priyashukla.com | Blog: The Prosaic Mosaic

Priya's Mentor: Dr. Tessa Hill

Twitter: @Tessa_M_Hill | Website: Hill Biogeochemistry Lab

Rachel Carson

Carson's Novels: 

Under the Sea Wind, 1941 ($) | The Sea Around Us, 1951 ($) | The Edge of the Sea, 1955 ($) | Silent Spring, 1962 ($ | pdf) | The Sense of Wonder, 1965 ($)


The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson: RachelCarson.org, Linda Lear. Copyright 1996-2017.

Rachel Carson's Prescience, Rob Nixon. The Chronichle of Higher Education. 2012.

Rachel Carson and the legacy of Silent Spring, Robin McKie. History of Science: The Observer. The Guardian. 2012.

How 'Silent Spring' Ignited the Environmental Movement, Elisa Griswold. New York Times Magazine.  2012.

Rachel Carson Didn't Kill Millions of Africans, William Souder. Science: The State of the Universe. Slate. 2012.

Q & A: Author on "Rachel Carson and Her Sisters," Rachel Hartigan Shea. National Geographic. 2014.


PBS, 2016. PBS American Experience: Rachel Carson; documentary. Watch online.


Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, Linda Lear. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009