Éric Pineault is professor at the Environmental Sciences Institute of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), president of its scientific committee as well as professor at the department of sociology at UQAM. He teaches ecological economics and environmental sociology. His recent research has focused on the structure and economic dynamics of extractive and fossil capital in Canada. He also works with civil society organizations on socio-ecological transition in a degrowth perspective. A Social Ecology of Capital results from study and discussions during a yearlong sabbatical as fellow of the Postwachstum Kolleg in Jena, Germany.