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Christopher J. Preston

Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana

Christopher Preston is a professor of environmental philosophy at the University of Montana in Missoula. He works on the ethics of emerging technologies, wildlife, and gender. His award-winning book The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World (MIT Press, 2018) has been translated into six languages. The US National Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and the Kone Foundation (Finland) have all supported his work. His latest book, Tenacious Beasts: Animals Back from the Brink will be published by MIT Press in early 2023.


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy, The University of Montana


Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene, Vrije University, The Netherlands 2016-17.