Social Ecologist Profile: Rafter Sass of Urbana, IL

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live,  etc.) I’m a research agroecologist, Permaculture designer, and educator-activist. I recently moved to Urbana, IL, with my partner Brook, where I’m working on a PhD at University of Illinois. As a Permaculturist and ecological designer, I’ve done work in waste and water treatment, agroforestry, whole farm and homestead …

Social Ecologist Profile: Rafa Grinfeld of Antwerp, Belgium

[Editor’s note: We are very grateful to Rafa for his contribution to the Social Ecologist Profile series, especially considering English is not his first language.] Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) I live in Belgium, that’s where I have lived almost all of my life. I have been …

Social Ecologist Profile: Grace Gershuny of Barnet, VT USA

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) I live in Barnet, VT – just south of St. Johnsbury, where I’ve lived (with a small lapse) since 1984 in a house that I built with my then husband.  We ran a small market garden for 8 years, and I still …

By Grace Gershuny | March 10th, 2011 | Green & Food Politics, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Peter Staudenmaier of Missoula, MT USA

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) I’ve been active in social ecology circles and affiliated with the ISE since the late 1980s. At the moment I live in Missoula, Montana, where I teach history at the University of Montana and spend a lot of time in the mountains. [Editor’s note: …

By ISE | March 2nd, 2011 | Current Movements, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Beverly Naidus of Vashon Island, WA USA

Beverly Naidus is an internationally recognized artist on the faculty at UW-Tacoma where she teaches courses in art for social change and healing. Interdisciplinary to her core, she works in many mediums, allowing the content to determine the form.  Themes in her work include the ecological crisis, fear of difference, unemployment, nuclear nightmares and her dreams …

Social Ecologist Profile: Mark Restall of London, England

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) Somehow – I blame the inescapable tyranny of linear time – I appear to have reached the age of 38. For the last 10 or so years I’ve lived in London. For the moment I can’t imagine living anywhere else (though I …

By ISE | February 16th, 2011 | Current Movements, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Vincent Gerber of Geneva, Switzerland

[Editor’s note: We are grateful to Vincent for his contribution and happy that he was able to travel to North American to join us for the 2010 ISE Colloquium. As English is not Vincent’s first language we have done some editing/correcting while trying not to alter his meaning or change the character of his replies.] …

By ISE | February 3rd, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 3 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Hilary Moore of Oakland, California USA

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live,  etc.) My name is Hilary Moore. I live in Oakland, CA and work with the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, an alliance of Bay Area groups dedicated to amplifying grassroots struggles through direct action and education. I just finished school at Prescott College, with …

By ISE | January 27th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |