J. K . Gibson-Graham is the pen name of the economic geographers Professor Katherine Gibson and the late Professor Julie Graham from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Katherine Gibson is Professorial Fellow in the Institute of Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. An economic geographer by training, she has directed action research projects with communities interested in alternative economic development pathways in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines.The late Julie Graham was professor of economic geography at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She engaged in research, activism and teaching related to diverse development pathways and community economies, including the economy of generosity that is fuelled by gifts of labor, goods and money and the social economy comprised of social and community enterprises, not-for-profits, cooperatives, and other community-oriented organizations.

Together Julie and Kath co-founded the Community Economies Collective which is an international network of researchers interested in building ethical economies for the future. J. K. Gibson-Graham’s earlier books include A Postcapitalist Politics (Minnesota, 2006), The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy (Minnesota, 2006), and the edited collections Class and Its Others (Minnesota, 2000) and Re/ presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism.




Jenny Cameron is associate professor of geography and environmental studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.  Along with academic publications (for examples, see here) she has produced a series of community resources that include, most recently, a Community Garden Manifesto and associated PlaceStories website. In her spare time she is on the management committees of  Silsoe Street Community Garden (a local community garden at the end of her street) and The Beanstalk Organic Food Coop, a community supported agriculture initiative (where she is currently Chair of the Board of Directors).




Stephen is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at University of Western Sydney. His publications include contributions to Economic Representations: Academic and Everyday; Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet, and The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. He has also published in Professional Geographer, Gender, Place, and Culture, and Rethinking Marxism. See here