Tom Idema received an MA in American studies from the University of Groningen, an RMA degree with honors in gender and ethnicity from the University of Utrecht, and a PhD in philosophy and science studies from Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2010 Tom was a Fulbright visiting fellow at Duke University. During his PhD research, he was also involved with the Dutch Green party (GroenLinks), where he coordinated a working group on international politics, mainly dealing with issues in the global South. Currently, he lectures in the Department of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University. Idema’s work focuses on how literary and scientific texts explore alternative approaches to (human) evolution. These narratives of evolution have repercussions for academic and societal debates around post-humanism, which tend to be dominated by a focus on how technologies transform human beings. His work has appeared in various edited volumes and journals including ; ; Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society; ; and Ecozon@. He is a board member of the Benelux Association for the Study of Culture and the Environment and the Dutch representative of the European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA-EU).