Rebecca Leigh Rutt

Rebecca Leigh Rutt

Associate Professor

I am inspired by research and education in relation to social, environmental, and ecological justice and feminist political ecology, and by the pluriversal degrowth global movement.  

I currently contribute to the 4-yr interdisciplinary research project PANDEMEAT (Pandemic Entanglements: The Political Ecology of Industrial Meat Production in the ‘Pandemic Era’) with partners from the University of Oslo. 

I am a Course Responsible for Motivation and Pro-Environmental Behaviour: Managing Change (MSc), Gender, Environment, and Sustainable Development (MSc), Natur og Landskabspolitik (Nature and Landscape Policy and Politics; BA) and I co-teach Environmental Justice (MSc). I recently organized the PhD courses Degrowth: Foundations in Theory and Degrowth Praxis. I frequently guest lecture on topics such as rethinking and rebuilding the economy (as a 'care-full' economy), food justice, participation and inclusion in theory and practice, and am moving into debates on masculinities, care, and commoning.

Selected publications

Cultivating urban conviviality: urban farming in the shadows of Copenhagen's neoliberalism. / Rutt RL. In: Journal of Political Ecology 27(1), 2020, p. 612-634

Whose Park? The forty-year fight for Folkets Park under Copenhagen’s evolving urban managerialism. / Rutt, RL; Loveless, S. In: People, Place and Policy, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2018, p. 99-117.

FLEGT : another "forestry fad"? / Rutt, RL; Myers, R; Ramcilovic-Suominen, S; McDermott, C. Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 89, 2018, p. 266-272.

Quests for justice and mechanisms of suppression in Flint, Michigan. / Rutt, RL; Bluwstein, J. In: Environmental Justice, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2017, p. 27-35.

Green justice in the city : a new agenda for urban green space research in Europe. / Rutt, RL; Gulsrud, N. In: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Vol. 19, 2016, p. 123-127.

Recent contributions to public debate

Vi må gøre op med vækstmanien / Lund, Jens FriisRøpke, I.Gaarsmand Jacobsen, S.Buch-Hansen, H. & Rutt, Rebecca Leigh6 Jun 2020In: Dagbladet Politiken. p.5 

Collaborative Feminist Degrowth: Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation / Feminist and Degrowth Alliance (FaDa)20 Apr 2020, Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie.

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