Kate Soper is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University, and a Visiting Professor at Brighton University. She has published widely on environmental philosophy, aesthetics of nature, theory of needs and consumption, and cultural theory. Her books include What is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human (Blackwell, 1995). She is co-editor of Citizenship and Consumption (Palgrave, 2008) and The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently (Palgrave, 2009).