Julie Michelle Klinger holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware and faculty in the Minerals, Materials, and Society Program. At UD, Dr. Klinger teaches World Regional Geography and Resources, Development, and Environment. Dr. Klinger’s 2017 book, “Rare Earth Frontiers: From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes,” was awarded the Meridian Book Prize for its “unusually important contribution to the art and science of geography.” She is the guest editor of special issues published in Geopolitics, The Extractive Industries and Society, Journal of Latin American Geography, and Territory, Politics, Governance. Dr. Klinger regularly writes and comments on these research areas for popular media outlets.