I am an A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working on a book entitled Life’s Work: The Labor of Biomimetic Science in a Time of Empire. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota for doctoral work that focused on the political and social implications of “biomimicry,” an emerging field within which scientists reverse engineer biological traits for technological production. I am interested in understanding how these practices emerge and how they, in the words of practictioner of biomimicry, make life “work for us rather than against us.” Some of my work has been published in the journal Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization. An essay on labor and time in higher education that I co-wrote with Eli Meyerhoff and Bruce Braun is out in the journal Acme. Much more is forthcoming.