Emily Sekine holds a PhD in Anthropology from The New School for Social Research. Her work explores human-nature relationships, with a focus on seismic and volcanic processes. Currently, she is developing a book based on her fieldwork, titled The Unsteady Earth: Geological Kinships in Japan. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. She also works as a developmental editor, specializing in the qualitative social sciences and the humanities.