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Katherine Gibson

Dr. Katherine Gibson is Professor of Geography and Deputy Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Dr. Gibson is internationally renowned for her research on rethinking economies as sites of ethical action and has 30 years of experience working with communities to build resilient place-based economies. She trained as a human geographer with expertise in political economy and, with her collaborator, the late Professor Julie Graham, Dr. Gibson developed a distinctive approach to economic geography drawing on feminism, post-structuralism and action research. The diverse economies research program they initiated has become a vibrant sub-field of study within the social sciences. Gibson-Graham's work on a post-capitalist economic politics has had a widespread readership among those interested in economic alternatives and has been translated into Chinese, South Korean, Turkish, Spanish and French. Along with collaborators in the Community Economies Collective and Community Economies Research Network, Dr. Gibson has recently launched the Community Economies Institute.