Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has co-founded many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network. Gilmore is author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (UC Press); and Abolition Geography: Essays Toward Liberation (Verso). Change Everything is forthcoming (Haymarket). She and Paul Gilroy co-edited Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference (Duke). Along with Angela Y. Davis and Mike Davis, Gilmore was awarded the 2020 Lannan Foundation Lifetime Cultural Freedom Prize. In 2021 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.