Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University, where he is also founding director of 3CT: The Center for Critical and Cultural Theory. His books include Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory (2003), What Is Posthumanism? (2010), and Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame (2013). He has also participated in multi-author projects involving J.M. Coetzee, Cora Diamond, Stanley Cavell, Paola Cavalieri, and others. Since 2007 he has been founding editor of the series ­Posthumanities at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published over forty volumes to date.