Alyssa Battistoni is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College. She is a political theorist who works on topics related to political economy, environmental politics, feminism, and the history of political thought. She is co-author of A Planet to Win: We Need a Green New Deal (Verso, 2019) and has published several academic articles. She also writes frequently on related topics for publications such as the Nation, Dissent, n+1, Boston Review, and Jacobin. Her book manuscript in progress, Free Gifts: Capitalism and the Politics of Nature, theorizes the place of nature in capitalism and offers a novel reading of twentieth century political economic thought informed by feminist and ecological perspectives.