Chellis Glendinning

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Chellis Glendinning
Born 1947, Cleveland Ohio
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Columbia Pacific University

Chellis Glendinning is an author and social-change activist. She is noted as a pioneer in the field of ecopsychology,[1] a proponent of bioregional land-based culture, and a critic of technological society having worked with such contemporaries as Jerry Mander, Vandana Shiva, Stephanie Mills, and Kirkpatrick Sale.[2]


In 2007 Glendinning’s bilingual folk opera De Un Lado Al Otro, was presented at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, directed by Robert Castro with music composed and provided by Cipriano Vigil.[3]

Glendinning graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in social sciences in 1969,[4] at which time she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of California Chapter).[5]

Her papers are housed in the Labadie Collection of the University of Michigan.[6]


Glendinning in New Mexico ca. 2005
Anti-War Demonstration, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003.

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  1. ^ Theodore Roszak, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D. Kanner, eds., Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1995, pp. 44-54, 336; JayWalljasper and Jon Spade, eds., Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. Gabriola Island CAN: New Society Publishers, 2001, pp. 260-263; and John Mongillo and Bibi Booth, eds., Environmental Activists. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2001, pp. 110-114.
  2. ^ Stephanie Mills, ed., Turning Away from Technology. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997, p. xxviii; and Z. Pascal Zachary, “Not So Fast,” Wall Street Journal, June 26, 1997.
  3. ^ Performing Arts / Books: September 12-18
  4. ^ University of California Berkeley, Class of 1969; and Mongillo and Booth, pp. 110-114
  5. ^ Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of California, 1969; and Mongillo and Booth, pp. 110-114.
  6. ^ Accession Form #08-L13, University of Michigan/Special Collections Library. Date of Accession: 21 August 2008. Collection Name: Glendinning, Chellis, Papers. Processor: Will Lovick, 16 September 2008;

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