Alexandra Horowitz is a professor at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, where she teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition. She earned her Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego, and has studied humans, narwhals, bonobos, and dogs. She worked as a Lexikographin at Merriam-Webster and for the New Yorker before starting her academic career. She frequently travels to New York City with her husband, the writer Ammon Shea, her son, and two large dogs who do not accompany her to Fu. Horowitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog (deutsch: What Does a Dog Think?) and proves with her second book that she is one of the most astute observers of our infinitely complicated world.