Gradon Diprose

Researcher Environmental Social Science
Landscape, Policy and Governance
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research


PhD (Geography)
Master of Arts (Geography)
Bachelors of Social Sciences

Research Interests

My research explores how people come together to contest disempowering processes that threaten their livelihoods and cultural survival, and how they collectively enact alternatives. To date my research has focused on two areas. The first foci has been on the practices associated with enacting community economies, drawing primarily on the work of J-K Gibson-Graham and others in the Community Economies Collective. The second foci has explored environmental activism around climate change and fossil fuel extraction in Aotearoa New Zealand. My research is informed by feminist and radical democratic theoretical perspectives.