Ethan L. Miller
Lecturer in Environmental Studies
Hedge Hall, Room G05
B.A., Bates College ’00 (Environmental Studies); M.S., UMass Amherst (Geography); PhD, Western Sydney University (Political and Social Thought)
Ethan Miller is an interdisciplinary lecturer at Bates College, teaching in Environmental Studies, Politics, and Anthropology. His research focuses on challenging and rethinking the distinctions between “economy,” “society,” and “environment” in sustainable development practice (particularly in Maine); on developing new concepts for understanding and negotiating our interdependencies with human and non-human communities, and on cultivating and strengthening diverse practices of livelihood beyond conventional capitalist employment. He pursues much of this work in conversation and collaboration with fellow members of the international Community Economies Collective.
Ethan has also been engaged for the past fifteen years with an array of projects focused on cooperative and ecological livelihood, including the Data Commons Cooperative, Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO), the Wild Mountain cooperative homestead (formerly known as the JED Collective), and Land in Common community land trust.
His forthcoming book, Ecological Livelihoods: Imagining Life Beyond Economy, Society, and Environment is due out in 2018 with the University of Minnesota Press.