Kathryn Bowers is an applied animal behaviorist and science writer who has taught courses at UCLA and Harvard.
Her first book, Zoobiquity, was a New York Times bestseller, Discover magazine’s Best Book of 2012, and finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books award.
Her second book, Wildhood, an expedition into the world of adolescence in wild animals and how their experience is nearly identical to human teens, will be published by Scribner on September 17th.
Kathryn wrote both Zoobiquity and Wildhood with Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, a physician and evolutionary biologist. Their partnership sparked the Zoobiquity Conferences, which in September, 2019 were the focus of a special symposium at the Nobel Committee Conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
A Future Tense fellow at New America in Washington DC, Kathryn has been an editor at Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, a staff editor at the Atlantic, and a writer/producer for CNN-International in London. She also served as an assistant press attaché at the United States Embassy in Moscow in the late-1990s, and received a State Department Meritorious Honor Award for her service. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington.
Kathryn tweets as @kathrynsbowers.