Lance Bennett is Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, where he directs the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (www.engagedcitizen.org). The focus of his work is on how communication processes affect citizen engagement with politics. His publications include The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Personalization of Contentious Politics (with Alexandra Segerberg, Cambridge, 2013). He has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, Uppsala and Stockholm in Sweden, and Free University Berlin, and has an honorary doctorate from Uppsala. He has received career achievement awards form the American Political Science Association, The International Communication Association, and the US National Communication Association. He has also received a German Humboldt Research Award. His current interests focus on how to better align thinking about the economy, democracy and the environment in order to build more equitable and sustainable human systems. He is a founder of the SEED project: Solutions for Environment, Economy, Democracy (https://seed.uw.edu/).