Anitra Nelson is an activist-scholar. She completed her PhD on Karl Marx's concept of money and continues that interest in non-market ecosocialist arguments for, and visions of, non-monetary futures, as in a book co-edited with the late Frans Timmerman — Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011, translated and published in Korean 2014). Much of her work on community-based environmental sustainability has involved eco-collaborative and affordable housing as in Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (2018) on the necessity for simple living in small spaces and sharing facilities and amenities and Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities. Her prizewinning short film Mercury Stole my Fire (2005) reports on a personal experience of environmental injustice and disability. Her Marxian studies have also resulted in a creative non-fiction play on Marx — Servant of the Revolution has enjoyed two seasons in Australia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Marxian and non-market socialist concepts of money
community-based and sustainable natural resource management
affordable, environmentally sustainable and community-based housing