Brycchan Carey is Professor of English Literature at Kingston University in London. He is the author of From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658–1761 (Yale University Press, 2012) and British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760–1807 (Palgrave, 2005). He has published numerous essays and journal articles on the literature and cultural history of slavery and abolition, as well as editing three essay collections including Quakers and Abolition, co-edited with Geoffrey Plank (University of Illinois Press, 2014). He was a founder and the first president of the Literary London Society, and from September 2015 will be chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland). He is currently writing a book on the relationship between slavery and natural history as well as co-editing books on Early Caribbean Literary Histories (with Nicole Aljoe and Tom Krise) and Birds in Eighteenth-Century Culture (with Sayre Greenfield and Anne Milne).