Eileen is Associate Professor Emerita of the Dept of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Boston University, and a BA in sociology, from Haverford College. Her work focuses on the ecological crisis and its root causes and pathways toward creating an ecological civilization. She is author of Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind (1999) and coeditor of a number of books, including Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth (2014) and Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation (2015). She is also author of numerous academic papers and writings for general audience readers. Her most recent book, Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization, was published by University of Chicago Press in 2019. Eileen is Associate Editor of the journal The Ecological Citizen.