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Dr Greta Gaard

Greta Gaard began practicing Vipassana meditation in 1995 at Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN.  An early proponent of ecofeminism, Gaard has written extensively to illuminate the linkages of race, gender, sexuality, species and environmental justice, publishing six books and over 90 articles on ecofeminism, including several that articulate a mindful ecofeminism. Her most recent work includes the Spring 2020 issue of BifrostOnline, and her book Critical Ecofeminism (2017).  Working as a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 2002, Gaard uses both mindfulness pedagogy and happiness practices in all her writing classes.