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Associate Professor, Honorary Principal Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, 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 Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia).

Her latest works are Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities (co-editor, 2018, Routledge Environmental Humanities series) and Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet (2018, Pluto Press, London). She co-edited Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice, released May 2016 from Earthscan-Routledge, and Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil, due out from Routledge NYC in October 2016. Co-editor of Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011, Pluto Press, London), sole editor of Steering Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: Policy, Practice and Performance (2007, Ashgate, London) and sole author of Marx's Concept of Money: The God of Commodities (1999 Routledge).

Anitra gained an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting (2001, RMIT), has won awards in North American film festivals for her short film, Mercury Stole My Fire (2005) and is currently making a series of short documentaries on campaigners for cases of Australian environmental injustices.


  • –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