Lisa Doeland is a lecturer at both Radboud University and the University of Amsterdam, where she teaches about ethics and contemporary issues such as waste, ecology, the Anthropocene and apocalypticism. She has a background in both literature and philosophy, and has a soft spot for the eerie, the monstrous and the figure of the detective. Her areas of research are critical theory, psychoanalytic thought, deconstruction, object-oriented theories such as ANT, OOO and new materialism, and (obscure) ecophilosophy. In her PhD research she focuses on the various and strange ways in which we are haunted by things we call ‘waste’ and shows how they allow us to critically reflect on Modernity, and especially its dark sides. Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida among others, she follows what she calls the ‘garbage ghost’ and proposes a ‘hauntology’ of waste, which forces us to ask again the question of being (ontology) – being is to haunt and be haunted – and to reflect critically on (eco)modern myths and fantasies, such as those of recycling without scraps within a circular economy.