Amy Fletcher is an Associate Professor in Political Science at The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She joined the faculty in 1999, having previously worked as a post‐graduate visiting professor at Western Illinois University and Providence College in the United States. Her major area of expertise is science, technology and environmental politics, with a current focus on the biotechnology industry and the life sciences. She recently published Mendel’s Ark: Biotechnology and the Future of Extinction (2014) with Springer, and continues to have a major interest in de‐extinction and technological imaginaries. She recently launched a new project on the contemporary relevance of mid‐century countercultural architecture and will be conducting research in 2016 on architect Paolo Soleri and the Arcosanti experiment.