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Ashley Colby

Co-Founder, Rizoma Field School

Ashley Colby earned her PhD focusing on environmental sociology from Washington State University in 2018. Ashley’s book is on subsistence food production as a potentially revolutionary act that could help in the development of a future sustainable society. Ashley got her MA in sociology at WSU in 2013, and her BA in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago in 2007. She has travelled to over 30 countries on 5 continents. Ashley is currently interested in and passionate about the myriad creative ways in which people are forming new social worlds in resistance to the failures of late capitalism and resultant climate disasters. As a qualitative researcher she tends to focus on the informal spaces of innovation. She is currently pursuing research projects based in Uruguay, where she has recently founded Rizoma Field School for experiential learning on the area of sustainability and agroecology. Ashley is a new member of the Executive Board of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) based in North America.

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