Erik Loomis is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in the labor and environmental history of the United States, the history of capitalism and global trade regimes, and the American West. He is the author of Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe (The New Press, 2015). He is presently finishing a manuscript titled American History in Ten Strikes, which will be published by The New Press in 2018. He is researching a book on the transformation of the Pacific Northwest over the past half-century, a book on the connections between the labor and environmental movements between the 1920s and 1960s, and a book on the global history of forests and the people who live, work, and play in them.