Interested in learning more about degrowth? Join the first webinar in our series Degrowth Dialogues on February 16th at 5pm CET. See Marula Tsagkari, Susan Paulson, and Corinna Dengler discuss why and how Degrowth is a promising path forward given the climate change emergency and ever-increasing economic inequalities; as well as common ground with de-colonial, feminist and social justice struggles. Q&A to follow. Hope to see you there!
Marula Tsagkari is a researcher, and environmental professional from Athens, Greece. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona, Department of Economics. Her work focuses on energy communities, energy self-sufficiency, energy democracy and degrowth in Southern Europe. Marula holds an MSc in Environmental Science Policy and Management (Distinction) from Central European University and the University of Lund and a BSc in Biology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Susan Paulson is Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida. She is the author of Degrowth: culture, power and changeand Degrowth and feminisms ally to forge care-full paths beyond pandemic, and co-author of The Case for Degrowth. She researches the ways in which gender, class, and ethnoracial systems interact with biophysical environments, including bodies and landscapes. Susan has researched and taught in Latin America for thirty years, fifteen of those living in South America among low-impact communities, and participates in Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA). Some aspects of her collaborative learning journey are discussed in Pluriversal learning: Pathways toward a world of many worlds. Susan’s ongoing learning about changing relations between masculinities and environment in Latin American contexts is shared in books written in Spanish and in English.
Corinna Dengler is a feminist ecological economist and degrowth scholar activist based in Bremen. She studied economics, development studies, and socio-ecological economics and policy in Vienna, Moscow and Quito. She is currently working as research assistant at the University of Vechta, where she finished her PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the chair for feminist economics in August 2020. Her research focuses on ecological economics, degrowth, and environmental justice; feminist economics, care migration, and gender justice; the political economy of resource extractivism in Latin America; and philosophy of science with a focus on critical realism and a feminist-decolonial standpoint epistemology.