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 staff research associate / lecturer at UC Berkeley.