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May Berenbaum
May Berenbaum
Entomology professor, popular science writer


Past Presentations: Insect Antics: A Louse-y Sense of Humor (2009); Six-Legged Chemists (2006)



May Berenbaum is the Swanlund Professor and head of the department of entomology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of numerous magazine articles as well as three books about insects for the general public, Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock 'n' Roll (2000), Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers (1989), and The Earwig's Tail: A Modern Bestiary of Multi-Legged Legends. Berenbaum also organizes the annual Insect Fear Film Festival, a celebration of Hollywood's entomological excesses.


Bio source: National Academy of Sciences


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