Anna Pilz joined the Rachel Carson Center from the University of Edinburgh, where she had been an environmental humanities visiting research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Her research focuses predominantly on nineteenth-century Irish cultural production and history. In particular, her current work examines the interplay between literature, geography, and environmental history in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland. Her coedited volume Irish Women’s Writing, 1878–1922 with Whitney Standlee was published in 2016 by Manchester University Press. Pilz’s research has received support from the British Association for Irish Studies, the Royal Historical Society, and the Irish Research Council. She has taught on Irish and English literatures, women’s studies, and on values and the environment at the University of Liverpool, Leeds Beckett University, University College Cork, and the University of Edinburgh. She is currently completing her first monograph, The Wooded Isle: Trees, Inheritance and Estates in Irish Writing, for Liverpool University Press.