Kristin Gupta is a rising third-year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, where she specializes in new burial technologies, multispecies ethnography, and queer theory. Her dissertation research follows the ways corporeal perceptions of pollution and planetary limits have come to matter to those making end-of-life plans and deathcare providers in Seattle, Washington, largely focusing on green burial and human composting. She holds an M.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Washington, as well as a B.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound.