Freya Mathews is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Latrobe University. She is the author of over one hundred books, articles, and essays on ecological philosophy, including The Ecological Self and The Dao of Civilization: A Letter to China. In addition to her research activities, she co-manages a private conservation estate in northern Victoria. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She holds a PhD from the University of London.