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Dr. Ariel Salleh

University of Western Sydney


Ariel Salleh is an environmental sociologist and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, Nelson Mandela University; former Senior Fellow in Post-Growth Societies, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Honorary Associate in Political Economy, University of Sydney.

Her ‘embodied materialism’ outlines a common political framework for socialist, indigenous, feminist, and ecological movements. Her formulation of 'the primal contradiction' and role of 'meta-industrial labour' in the world-system is seminal to theorising humanity-nature relations.

Salleh’s ideas are developed in Ecofeminism as Politics (2017/1997); Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice (2009); Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary co-edited with Kothari et al (2019)

and some 250 chapters and articles at

She is a life-member of the International Sociological Association, serves on several journal boards, and was a founding editor of Capitalism Nature Socialism.

Dr. Ariel Salleh
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