Donna Andrews Associate

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Donna Andrews is a scholar-activist and feminist theorist with longstanding history of solidarity work. Her recent work examines the political economy of food in the context of social subjects’ relations to nature, planetary solidarities, feminist agency, just transitions and the commons. She holds a PhD in Political Theory, is associated with the Rural Women’s Assembly and is a juror for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal.

Donna Andrews

Much of her recent work examines the political economy and philosophical implications of food in the context of social subjects’ relations to nature. Specifically, this work draws on feminist discourses with regards to nature and ecological struggles in Southern Africa. Donna convened various Feminist Schools in Africa on the ecological crisis and extractivism, and facilitated discussions on the rights of nature from a feminist perspective. She is a Senior Researcher at The Ethics Lab, Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town. 

Trained in political economy and political theory, she holds a BA and Honours in Philosophy (University of the Western Cape), an MA in International Political Economy and Development (ISS, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague) and a PhD in Political Theory - Capitalism and nature in South Africa: racial dispossession, liberation ideology and ecological crisis - from the University of Cape Town.

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