Dr Sherilyn MacGregor
School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy
Feminist and environmental political theory
Environmental citizenship and activism
Neoliberalism and governance
Discourses of sustainability
Sherilyn MacGregor has a B.A. in interdisciplinary feminist studies and an M.A. in urban planning from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) and a Ph.D. in environmental studies from York University (Toronto). A postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada brought her to the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University in 2002. She joined SPIRE in 2006 after working as an independent public engagement consultant with Public Space (http://www.publicspace.org.uk) and a research associate in the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University (ESRC project on voluntary activism and urban governance).
Sherilyn co-edits the journal Environmental Politics with Professor Andy Dobson.
Recent publications Beyond Mothering Earth: Ecological Citizenship and the Politics of Care. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006.
Environmental Citizenship: The Goodenough Primer. Available at:
'No sustainability without justice: a feminist critique of environmental citizenship'. In Andrew Dobson & Derek Bell (eds), Environmental Citizenship. Boston: MIT Press, 2005.
'The public, the private, the planet and the province: women's quality of life activism in urban southern Ontario'. In Melody Hessing, Rebecca Raglan & Catriona Sandilands (eds), This Elusive Land: Women and the Canadian Environment. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005.
'Reading the Earth Charter: cosmopolitan environmentalism or light green politics as usual?' Ethics, Place and Environment 7 (1-2), March/June 2004, 85-96.
'From care to citizenship: calling ecofeminism back to politics.' Ethics and the Environment 9 (1), Spring 2004, 56-84.
'Bright new vision or same old story? Looking for gender justice in the eco-city'. In Caroline Andrew, Katherine Graham & Susan Philips (eds), Urban Affairs: Back on the Policy Agenda. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.
'Feminist perspectives on sustainability'. In 'Introduction to Sustainable Development', David Bell & Annie Cheung. UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK, [http://www.eolss.net], 2003.