Contributors

Ben Grosscup

Writer
Ben Grosscup has a BA in anthropology of science and technology at Hampshire College, focusing on questions of democracy and technology. He currently works as a community organizer with the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter.

Bertie Russell

Bertie Russell is a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield's Urban Institute and a member of Plan C.
Brian Tokar

Brian Tokar

Writer
Brian Tokar (1955-) has been an activist, author and a leading critical voice for ecological activism since the 1970s, and is the Director of the Vermont-based Institute for Social Ecology. He has written and edited numerous books on biotechnology, food issues, and global warming.

Carlos Delclós

Carlos Delclos is a sociologist, researcher and editor for ROAR Magazine. Currently he collaborates with the Health Inequalities Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona Institute of Metropolitan and Regional Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Chaia Heller

Chaia Heller

Writer
Chaia Heller (1962-) has been a teacher of social ecology and feminist theory at the Vermont-based Institute for Social Ecology for over twenty years. Her books include Ecology of Everyday Life: Rethinking the Desire for Nature, and the forthcoming Post-Industrial Peasants.
Charles Imboden

Charles Imboden

Writer
Charles Imboden is a social ecologist and alumni of the 2010 Institute for Social Ecology summer colloquium. He is presently a student of ecology at Prescott College and resides in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Cihad Hammy

Writer
Cihad Hammy was born in Kobani 1991. He studied English literature at Damascus University but left his studies because of the war in Syria. From 2012-2014 he worked as a translator for the Democratic Self-Administration in Kobani. Hammy currently resides in Germany.
Dan Chodorkoff at the ISE

Dan Chodorkoff

Writer, Organizer
Daniel Chodorkoff is cofounder and former executive director of the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont, USA. He is an urban anthropologist and activist with special interests in community development and utopian studies.
Daniel Vernegg

Daniel Vernegg

Activist group
Daniel Vernegg is a historan and social worker. He is active in Motmakt, a Norwgian libertarian socialist organization.

Democratic Alternative

Organization
Democratic Alternative was a communalist organization established in Norway in 1999, that soon became a Scandinavian organization in 2001. Today it has ceased to exist, but continues to live on in various intiatives in the Nordic countries.
Dilar Dirik, photo by Eirik Eiglad

Dilar Dirik

Author, Journalist
Dilar Dirik is an activist of the Kurdish Women’s Movement and a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of Cambridge. She compares the intersections of gender and institutions of power such as nationalism, capitalism, and the state in the Kurdish liberation movement.
Picture of Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos

Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos

Author
Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos (1936-) is a political activist, writer, editor, publisher, community organizer and public speaker, living in Montreal. Since the late 1950s, he has been active in peace initiatives, ecology projects, and in the cooperative movement.
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Eleanor Finley

Activist, writer
Eleanor Finley is an organizer and a board member at the Institute for Social Ecology, Vermont. She is currently studying for her PhD in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her research focuses on social movements, political ecology, and energy politics in North Spain.
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Ercan Ayboğa

Journalist, Activist
Ercan Ayboğa is an activist in the Initiative to Keep Hasenkeyf Alive and TATORT Kurdistan.

Gunnar Rundgren

Author
Gunnar Rundgren is an ecological thinker and activist with experiences from more than 100 countries. He has worked with most parts of the organic agriculture sector — from farming to policy — since 1977, starting on the pioneer organic farm, Torfolk. Rundgren has been engaged as a consultant by NGOs, governments, companies and intergovernmental organisations.

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