Rebecca Leigh Rutt

Communication Officer, State of the World

Originally from the US, she is also a Danish resident. Her research interests and activism engage with issues related to urban environmental justice, citizenship, and concerns of relevance to science and technology studies and political ecology- most recently within participatory resource management in developing countries. Rebecca has taught about diverse topics such as feminist political ecology, urban environmental justice, the philosophy of science, and how to plan and conduct critical social science research. Interested in pedagogical theory and practice as well as new technologies in education, she recently worked on a project to promote the uptake of online and blended learning approaches in higher education at the University of Copenhagen. She has a Ph.D. in International Development, drawing from research conducted in Nepal, while her MS.c. explored urban agricultural innovations and policy contexts in East Africa. In the past, Rebecca has worked in communications and as a researcher at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and several INGOs. She volunteers with a community garden association in Copenhagen and as a bicycle trainer with the Red Cross Denmark.