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Shaun Sellers

L4E PhD Fellow – McGill University



Shaun Sellers has an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Leeds, and a BA (Hons) in Management from Antioch University. Her research interests are in the foundational philosophies of institutions, the policy applications of social ecological perspectives, and the history of economic thought. She has worked in sustainability consulting with small businesses and non-profit organizations in Ontario, and has started her own businesses: a fair trade & organic chocolate company in Maple Leaf, Ontario, and before that, a second-hand bookstore cafe in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. In both consulting and entrepreneurship, her focus on supply chains and fair trade led to an interest in systems of provision and trade governance. Her master’s thesis explored power structures, institutions, and philosophy relevant to envisioning trade policy through an ecological lens, and her current research is in social ecological trade theory. She likes books, her dog, and being in the woods.


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Capital Sequestration: Degrowth through Investing in Community-Led Transformations of Provisioning Systems.

In: Challenges In Sustainability, 10(1), 23-33. 2022. doi:10.12924/cis2022.10010023.


Trade Governance will Make or Break the Green New Deal. How the GND Could, Should, Must redefine "protectionism"  and transform international trade.

On: November 13, 2020.

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From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic

L4E Contributors:  Ivan Vargas Roncancio, Leah Temper, Joshua Sterlin, Nina L. Smolyar, Shaun Sellers, Maya Moore, Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Jolyon Larson, Catherine Horner, Jon D. Erickson, Megan Egler, Peter G. Brown, Emille Boulot, Tina Beigi and Michael Babcock In: Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3312.

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