Dr Samuel Alexander is a Research Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs. He teaches a course called ‘Consumerism and the Growth Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ into the Masters of Environment. His most recent book is an edited collection called Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future (2014). He is also author of Entropia: Life beyond Industrial Civilisation (2013) and editor of Voluntary Simplicity: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture (2009). His research interests include the limits to growth, post-growth and degrowth economics, sustainable consumption, the social implications of climate change and peak oil, and transition strategies. Many of his writings are available here.