Worker Owners

The Cooperative New School is an institutional basis for community-based change and cooperative development. The faculty and staff are worker-owners and the students are consumer-owners.

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C.N.E. Corbin is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management within the Division of Society & Environment.

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I am a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, former Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign, and a longtime political journalist, educator and organizer involved in a wide range of movements for social & environmental justice.

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I am an educator, organizer, public organic intellectual, redneck, banjo player, and homespun gadfly. In 2016, I founded The Cooperative New School for Urban Studies and Environmental Justice. Over the next year, we grew from four to nine faculty- and staff-owners.

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I am a scholar-activist-educator based out of California. My current projects include faculty owner at The Cooperative New School, agroecology educator at the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), and food systems lecturer at UC Berkeley.