Eileen Crist received her Bachelor’s from Haverford College and her Ph.D. from Boston University, in sociology with specialization in life sciences and society. She is recently retired from Virginia Tech where she taught for 22 years. Her work focuses on the extinction crisis and destruction of wild places, pathways to halt these trends, and how to create an ecological civilization within a rewilded Earth. She is coeditor of a number of books, including Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis; Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation;and Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth. She has published many academic papers as well popular writings, and is Associate Editor of the online ecocentric journal The Ecological Citizen. Her most recent book, Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization, was published by University of Chicago Press in 2019. For more information and publications, visit her website www.eileencrist.com.