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Eileen Crist

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Eileen received her Bachelor’s from Haverford College in sociology in 1982 and her doctoral degree from Boston University in 1994, also in sociology, with a specialization in life sciences and society. Between 1989 and 1991 she lived in Amherst, MA where she studied environmental evolution (Gaia theory) with Lynn Margulis. Following two post docs after graduating from Boston University (at University of California, San Diego and Cornell), she accepted a position at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science and Technology in Society where she has been teaching since 1997. She is author of Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind. She is also 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. Eileen is author of numerous papers and contributor to the late journal Wild Earth. She lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband Rob Patzig where they also teach yoga together.

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September 2, 2020

On Rational and Sacred Ground

September 2, 2020 —Eileen Crist is a member of PMC's Program Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous academic papers and popular writings. Her work focuses on biodiversity losses and the destruction of wild...

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February 15, 2019

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot Afterword

February 15, 2019 —ONE OF THE COMMON PLACES of environmental writing these days is a population forecast of 10 billion people, by century’s end. Some environmental experts are incredulous that such a number can be...

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