2015-08-04 18.48.01-1 CROP

I’m an agroecologist, focusing on the political-economy of diversified farming systems. I recently completed my PhD (December 2015) based on a dissertation entitled “Permaculture as international grassroots network and farming practice: a multidisciplinary study.” I came to graduate study after a decade in the global justice movement as organizer, participant, and scholar. Since 2005 I’ve been developing and sharing the Liberation Ecology workshop, a curriculum that helps participants develop strategies for integrating social justice and sustainability goals. I’m a passionate and dedicated teacher.

While I still consult and teach permaculture professionally, I spend most of my time these days doing research about it. I’m currently a visiting researcher at the Center for Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Change  at the University of Lisbon, working on the BASE project. You can view or download my CV here.

– Rafter Sass Ferguson