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 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. Her most recent book, Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization, was published by University of Chicago Press in 2019. She holds a PhD in sociology from Boston University.