Karen Christensen is a publisher and writer specializing in sustainability, social networking, and China. She has been interviewed by major media outlets as an outspoken critic of Amazon.com, and often speaks about copyright, online communities, and global education.
Karen was the senior academic editor of award-winning reference works including the Encyclopedia of Community (SAGE) and The Business of Sustainability (Berkshire) and is the author of a number of popular environmental books including Home Ecology and The Armchair Environmentalist. Her articles have appeared in many publications including the Daily Telegraph Magazine and the Guardian newspaper, her books were serialized in the Daily Express, Family Circle (UK), and Woman’s Own, and her commentary has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal.
She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, which she cofounded in 1998 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Karen is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press. She also founded the Barrington Institute.