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Karen J. Warren

Karen J. Warren (born September 10, 1947) is an author, scholar, and former Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Macalester College . (more…)

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Joy Waring CNZM (born 7 October 1952), is a New Zealand feminist , politician, activist for female human rights and environmental issues, development consultant and United Nations expert, and author and academic, known as a leading founder of the discipline of feminist economics . [1] (more…)

Douglas Vakoch

Douglas Vakoch(born June 16, 1961) is an American search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) researcher, psychologist, and president of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), a nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to transmitting intentional signals to extraterrestrial civilizations. On February 13, 2015, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) said that it is a convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Vakoch advocates ongoing transmission projects, arguing that this does not increase risks of an alien invasion as suggested by British cosmologist Stephen Hawking. He has participated in SETI, where he was director of Interstellar Message Composition, Vakoch founded METI International. He has edited a book in SETI, astrobiology, the psychology of space exploration, and ecocriticism. He is general editor of two book series in ecocriticism and in the intersection of space and society. Vakoch has appeared widely on television and radio as a commentator on SETI and astrobiology. He is a professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). (more…)


Starhawk (born Miriam Simos on June 17, 1951) is an American writer and activist. [1] She is known as a theorist of feminist Neopaganism and ecofeminism . [2] She is a columnist for Beliefnet.com and for On Faith , the Newsweek / Washington Post online forum on religion. Starhawk’s book The Spiral Dance (1979) was one of the main inspirations behind the Goddess movement . In 2012, she was listed in Watkins ‘ Mind Body SpiritThe Most Spiritually Influential Living People. [3] (more…)

Charlene Spretnak

Charlene Spretnak (born 1946) is an American author, known for her writings on ecology , politics , art , and spirituality . She is a prominent ecofeminist [1] and a cofounder of the US Green Party movement. (more…)

Monica Sjöö

Monica Sjöö , (December 31, 1938 – August 8, 2005), was a Swedish painter, writer and a radical anarcho / eco-feminist [1] who was influential in the Goddess movement . Her parents were the Swedish painters Gustaf Arvid Sjöö (1902-1949) and Anna Harriet Rosander-Sjöö (1912-1965), who divorced when Monica was three years of age. She first came to Britain in the late 1950s, and eventually settled in Bristol where she lived for many years. [2] Sjöö died of cancer in 2005, aged 66. [3] (more…)

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva ( Hindi : 5 ा शिवा : born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar , environmental activist , food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. [2] Shiva, currently based in Delhi , has authored more than twenty books. [3] (more…)

Ariel Salleh

Ariel Salle is an Australian sociologist who writes on humanity-nature relations, social change movements, and ecofeminism . In contrast to idealist ecofeminisms coming from philosophy and cultural studies , Salleh’s analysis is close to that of fellow sociologists Maria Mies in Germany and Mary Mellor in the United Kingdom . Reproductive labor and use value are central themes here. Her own “embodied materialism” addresses resistance to globalizationthrough the movement of movements, introducing the term “meta-industrial labor” to integrate indigenous, peasant, women’s, and worker politics under the banner of ecology. (more…)

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether (born November 2, 1936) is an American feminist scholar and Catholic theologian. [1] (more…)

Plumwood Valley

Val Plumwood (11 August 1939 – 29 February 2008) was an Australian philanthropist and activist known for her work on anthropocentrism . From the 1970s she played a central role in the development of radical ecosophy , along with her second husband, the philosopher Richard Sylvan . Working mostly as an independent scholar, she held positions at universities in Australia and the United States, and at the Australian Research Council Fellow at the Australian National University . [4] She is included in Routledge’s Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment (2001). [5] (more…)