Rebecca Leigh Rutt

Rebecca Leigh Rutt


I am passionate about research and education in relation to social and environmental justice and feminist political ecology, from the forests of Nepal to urban green spaces in Scandinavia. I am inspired by the discourses and ideas of degrowth/postgrowth. I also enjoy working with education development including the use of new technologies.

I am Course Responsible for Natur og Landskabspolitik (Nature and Landscape Policy and Politics; BA) and Motivation and Pro-Environmental Behaviour: Managing Change (MSc) and co-teach Environmental Justice (MSc). I organized the PhD course Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in Theory and Pathways to Practice and co-taught the PhD course Gender and the Environment. I frequently guest lecture on topics such as food justice, participation and inclusion in theory and practice, and more. 

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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