Alexander Stoner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Northern Michigan University. His primary areas of expertise are environmental sociology, social theory, and political economy. His work has appeared in journals such as Ecological EconomicsCritical SociologyCapitalism, Nature, Socialism and the Journal of World-Systems Research. His book (co-authored with Andony Melathopoulos), Freedom in the Anthropocene: Twentieth-Century Helplessness in the Face of Climate Change (Palgrave 2015), outlines the contribution of critical theory to understanding our current ecological predicament.