Notes on Contributors

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester (UK). He is also Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. // Joseph Nevins teaches geography at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Among his books is Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on “Illegals” and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (2010).

Paul Burkett teaches economics at Indiana State University, Terre Haute. His main research interest is ecology under capitalism and communism. He is the author of Marx and Nature (1999, 2014) and Marxism and Ecological Economics (2009) and is co-author, with John Bellamy Foster, of Marx and the Earth (2016).

Dave Burt is a housing rights activist and former union organizer. He is Special Projects Assistant at City Life/Vida Urbana (Boston).

Jeff Diamanti is an activist and a Research Fellow in “Energy / Materialism / Infrastructure,” Petrocultures Research Group, University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Jonathan Michael Feldman is an Associate Professor at Stockholm University; he teaches international relations, political economy and reconstructionist planning. He has written for Economic and Industrial Democracy, Social Text, Society, The American Prospect, and Counterpunch.  His research interests include militarism and anti-militarism, economic reconstruction, and mass transportation.

Tobias Haas is a research associate and PhD candidate at the University of Tübingen. He has done comparative research on the energy transitions in Germany and Spain.

Rachel Kastner is an educator who works with Via Orgánica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She studied International and African Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She has also studied sustainable food production and international agriculture, and holds a diploma in Permaculture Design. She has worked on small to large scale organic farms, urban farm projects, ecological landscape design, and food security gardens for rural communities.

Jordan B. Kinder is a PhD Candidate in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

brandon king lives in Jackson, Mississippi and is a founder and coordinator of Cooperation Jackson. A graduate of Hampton University, he is a representative to the National Black Food Justice Alliance and to the Our Power Campaign's Climate Justice Alliance. He is also on the board of the Southern Reparation Loan Fund of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.

Suren Moodliar is a coordinator of encuentro5 and the Color of Water Project in Boston; he is the coordinating editor of this special issue. Together with Joseph Nevins, he is writing A People's Guide to Greater Boston.

Kandi Mossett is the Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer of the Indigenous Environmental Network ( She is from New Town, North Dakota, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations. // Robert Caldwell is a member of Solidarity; he has degrees in history and anthropology, and is a former councilperson of his nation.

Devan Pillay is the Head of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was formerly Head of Research at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and has also worked in government and the media (including the SA Labour Bulletin).

Christian Roselund is Americas editor at solar industry publication pv magazine. He has also written about solar and the global transition to renewable energy for the Guardian, IEEE Spectrum, and Clean Technica. Twitter: @croselund.

Hendrik Sander wrote his PhD about the Energiewende, focusing on developments under the conservative-liberal government (2009-2013), especially the conflict over nuclear power and the contested development of renewable energies. He participated in the campaign "Berliner Energietisch."

David Schwartzman, a biogeochemist and environmental scientist, is Professor Emeritus, Howard University. He is an active member of the DC Statehood Green Party/Green Party of the United States. He is the author of Life, Temperature and the Earth (2002). He is on the Advisory Board of Science & Society, Capitalism Nature Socialism, and the Institute for Policy Research & Development.

Weimin Tchen is a software engineer by profession and long-time peace movement activist in Boston and New York City. He is a member of his town's energy commission.