Dan McKanan has been studying Camphill and other initiatives inspired by anthroposophy since 1999, when he began making regular visits to Camphill Village Minnesota. He is the author of five books, including Touching the World: Christian Communities Transforming Society (a comparative study of Catholic Worker and Camphill communities) and Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism. He is currently working on a book-length study of generational transitions in the Camphill movement. Dan holds the Emerson chair at Harvard Divinity School, which was created to uphold and renew Harvard’s connection to the Unitarian Universalist tradition. He identifies spiritually as a committed Unitarian Universalist and a sympathetic outsider to anthroposophy.