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Associate Professor, Honorary Principal Fellow, Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-), University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne

An interdisciplinary researcher in the social sciences — with specific interests in community-based sustainability, environmental justice, housing studies, and non-monetary futures — Anitra is affiliated with the Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-), University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia).

Her latest works are Beyond Money: A Post Capitalist Strategy (Pluto Press, 2022); Food for Degrowth Perspectives and Practices (2021, Routledge Environmental Humanities seriesco-editor); Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide (2020, Pluto Press, co-author); Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities (2018, Routledge Environmental Humanities series, co-editor) and Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (2018, Pluto Press, London).

After gaining her PhD in Revolutionary Studies (1995), Anitra completed an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting (2001, RMIT), winning awards in North American film festivals for short film, Mercury Stole My Fire (2005) and wrote the performed play Servant of the Revolution.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, School of Global Studies Social Science and Planning, RMIT University


  • 1995 
    La Trobe University, PhD Humanities Area of Revolutionary Studies
  • 1979 
    La Trobe University, BA History Hons