David Abram, Ph.D., is a cultural ecologist and philosopher who lectures and teaches widely around the world. He is author of The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World, for which he received the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (forthcoming from Pantheon in 2010). His essays on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disarray have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, as well as in many anthologies in a host of disciplines. He has been the recipient of numerous honors, including fellowships from the Rockefeller and Watson Foundations. He is creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE), and lives with his wife and two young children in northern New Mexico.