Ariel Salleh is a Visiting Professor in Culture, Philosophy & Environment at Nelson Mandela University; Senior Fellow in Post-Growth Societies at Friedrich Schiller University; and Research Associate in Political Economy at the University of Sydney. She is a leading theorist of political ecology, whose approach of embodied materialism emphasizes the centrality of reproductive or regenerative labor in the world system. She co-founded the Movement Against Uranium Mining in Australia and the Australian Greens, and she previously served on the Australian Government's Gene Technology Ethics Committee and the International Sociological Association Research Committee for Environment & Society. Salleh is a founding member of the Global Sustainability University and a former Senior Editor of Capitalism Nature Socialism. Her books include Ecofeminism as Politics and Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice.
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Planetizing the Labor Movement
We need an ecocentric understanding of the labor process that recognizes the centrality of reproductive labor if we are to create a true alternative.