Eileen Crist is an Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech, where she taught for twenty-two years. Her work focuses on the extinction crisis and destruction of wild places, pathways to halt these trends, and inquiries surrounding humanity’s relationship with the planet. She is the author of Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization and co-editor of a number of books, including Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis and Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth. She is Associate Editor of the online journal The Ecological Citizen and regular contributor to the blog Earth Tongues. She holds a PhD in sociology from Boston University.