Rob Nixon holds the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and Environment at Princeton University. He is the author of four books, most recently Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy and the award-winning Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Slow Violence has received four prizes: an American Book Award; the 2012 Sprout prize from the International Studies Association for the best book in environmental studies; the 2012 Interdisciplinary Humanities Award for the best book to straddle disciplines in the humanities; and the 2013 biennial ASLE Award for the best book in environmental literary studies. He has published over a hundred essays and book chapters in the fields of environmental studies, postcolonial studies and nonfiction and has delivered lectures on six continents. Nixon has been a recipient of a Guggenheim, an NEH, a Fulbright, and a MacArthur Foundation International Peace and Security Fellowship. He writes frequently for The New York Times. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, The Nation, London Review of Books, The Village Voice, Slate, Truthout, Huffington Post, Times Literary Supplement, Chronicle of Higher Education, Critical Inquiry, Public Culture and elsewhere. Nixon received an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University.