Ariel Salleh

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Name: Ariel Salleh
Title: Prof/Dr
Organization: University of Sydney/ Friedrich Schiller University Jena/ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan U

She is one of the founding members of the Global University for Sustainability.

Brief profile:                                                                                                                                                           

  • Salleh’s transdisciplinary writing is seminal political ecology as the study of humanity-nature relations. Her embodied materialism emphasises reproductive or regenerative labour in the world system and by restoring value to local everyday care giving skills and indigenous knowledges, reframes justice and sustainability questions:
  • This academic work draws on activist experience in anti-nuclear politics, water catchments, biodiversity protection, and support for women creating community alternatives. Publications include – Ecofeminism as Politics (1997), Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice (2009), and some 180 articles:



2017 [1997] Ecofeminism as Politics: nature, Marx, and the postmodern. 

London: Zed Books. 

2019 Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta (eds.) Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.

New York: Columbia University Press and New Delhi: Tulika/ AuthorsUpFront.

– Spanish translation – 2019 – Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta (eds.) Pluriverso: un diccionario del posdesarrollo. Barcelona: Icaria / Quito: Abya-Yala 

2009 Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice: Women write Political Ecology.

London: Pluto Press and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

– Polish translation Ch 1 – 2009 ‘Dlug Ekologiczny: Dlug Ucielesniony’ [Ecological Debt: Embodied Debt], Biblioteka Online Think Tank Feministycznego:

– Chinese translation Ch 16 – 2010 ‘From Eco-Sufficiency to Global Justice’, Marxism and Reality, No. 5, 174-180.




2008 ‘Eco-socialism and “Ecological Civilization” in China’, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 19, No. 3, 122-128. (US)

2008 ‘Climate Change and the “Other” Footprint’: The Commoner, No. 13: (UK)                                                                                                           

– Chinese translation – 2008 ‘How the Ecological Footprint is Gendered: Implications for eco-socialist theory and praxis’, Green Leaf, Ministry for Environmental Protection, Beijing, No. 126, 68-73. 

– Japanese translation – 2010 ‘Climate Change – and the Other Footprint’, Journal of Environmental Thought and Education, Vol. 4, 218-224. (JP)

2009 ‘The Dystopia of Technoscience: An Ecofeminist Critique of Postmodern Reason’, Futures, Vol. 41, No 4, 201-209. (UK)

2010 ‘From Metabolic Rift to Metabolic Value: Reflections on Environmental Sociology and the Alternative Globalisation Movement’, Organization & Environment, Vol. 23, No. 2, 205-219. (US)                                                                       

 2012 ‘Women, food sovereignty and ‘green jobs’ in China’, Chain Reaction, No. 115. 46-47. (AU)

2012 ‘Rio+20 and the Green Economy: Technocrats, Meta-industrials, WSF and Occupy’: (BR)

– Korean translation – 2014 ‘The Value of a Synergistic Economy’ in Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman (eds.), Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies. Paju: Booksea Publishing. 

2014 ‘Eco-socialism, Gendered Imaginaries and the Informatic-Securitization Complex’, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 25, No. 1, 24-39. (US)

2015 ‘Neoliberalism, Scientism, and Earth System Governance’ in Raymond Bryant (ed.), International Handbook of Political Ecology, Cheltenham: Elgar. 

2016 ‘The Anthropocene: Thinking in “deep geological time” or deep libidinal time? International Critical Thought, Vol. 6, No. 3, 422-433. (CN)

– Croation translation – 2020 ‘Antropocen: razmišljajući u “dubinskom geološkom vremenu” ili “dubinskom libidinalnom vremenu” in Ekofeminizam: između zelenih i ženskih studija (Ecofeminism: between Green and Women’s Studies), G. Đurđević, S. Marjanić (eds.), Zagreb: Durieux, 43-59.(HR)

– Japanese translation – 2016 ‘Listening to Ecological Voices from the global South’, Journal of Synthetic Anthropology, Vol. 10, 77-95. (JP)

2016 ‘Climate, Water, and Livelihood Skills: A post-development reading of the SDGs’, Globalizations, Vol. 13, No. 6, 952-959. (UK)

2016 with James Goodman and Hamed Hosseini, ‘From Sociological Imagination to Ecological Imagination’ in Jonathan Marshall and Linda Connor (eds.), Environmental Change and the World’s Futures: Ecologies, Ontologies, Mythologies. London: Routledge. 

2017 ‘Ecofeminism’ in Clive Spash (ed.), Ecological Economics: Nature and Society. London: Routledge. 

– Slovene translation – 2020 ‘Ekofeminizem’, Okoljski Boji Skozi Peizmo Mnozicne Mobilizacije’, Casopis za kritiko znanosti,domisljijo in novo antropologijo, Letnik XLVIII, stevilka 279, UDK 3, 10-25.

2017 ‘A tecnociência pós-moderna e o trabalho de cuidado’ [Postmodern Technoscience and the Labour of Care], Cadernos Cemarx: special issue on Marxism, sexuality and gender, No. 10, 175-196. (BR)

2017 Conversation with Arturo Escobar, Alberto Acosta, Federico Demaria and Ashish Kothari, ‘Towards a Radical Pluriverse’, Radical Ecological Democracy Dialogue Series: (IN)

2018 ‘Una estrategia eco-feminista: militar por el agua, el clima, y las luchas post-desarollo’ [Joining Up Water, Climate, and Post-Development Struggles: An Ecofeminist Strategy] in Alberto Acosta (ed.), Ecuador Debate, No.103, 147-158. (EC) 

– Hungarian translation2019 ‘Okofeminizmus’, Fordulat, Vol. 25, No. 1, 147-162. (HU)

2019 ‘Ecofeminist Sociology as a New Class Analysis’ in Klaus Dorre and Brigitte Aulenbacher (eds.) Global Dialogue, International Sociological Association Newsletter: Vol. 9, No. 1: (EU)

2019 ‘Ecofeminism as (Marxist) Sociology’ in Khayaat Fakier, Diana Mulinari, and Nora Rathzel (eds.) Marxist Feminist Theories and Struggles Today: Essential Writings on Intersectionality, Labour, and Ecofeminism. London: Zed Books.

2020 ‘An Embodied Materialist Sociology’ in Michael Bell, Michael Carolan, Julie Keller, and Katharine Legun (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

2020 ‘”Holding” a Just and Ecological Peace’ in Joe Camilleri and Deborah Guess (eds.) Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace. Singapore: Palgrave.

2020 ‘A Materialist Ecofeminist Reading of the Green Economy’ in Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara Motta, and Barry Gills (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies. London: Routledge. 



2014 Keynote: ‘The Vicissitudes of an Earth Democracy’, for Affective Habitus: 

New Environmental Histories, 5th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference, 

Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, June: (AU)


2016 Panel: ‘Marxism and Ecofeminism’, Perspectives on Labour and Nature, Second 

International Congress of Marxist-Feminism, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, October: (AT)


2020 Interview with Salvo Torre: ‘Ecofeminist Thinking on Futures after Covid19’, Fridays for Future, Turin, April: (IT)