Eben Kirksey is Princeton University's 2015-2016 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities and is a permanent faculty member in the Environmental Humanities program at UNSW Australia.Since completing his Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz in 2008, he has published two books and one edited collection with Duke University Press: Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Global Architecture of Power (2012), The Multispecies Salon (2014), and Emergent Ecologies (2015). In 2010, he co-edited a special issue of Cultural Anthropology with Stefan Helmreich where they coined the phrase “multispecies ethnography” to characterize novel approaches for studying contact zones where lines separating nature from culture have broken down. His work is highly interdisciplinary and also firmly grounded in the traditions of anthropology. Hi previous positions are 2010-2012, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center and 2008-2010, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Science and Society Program.