Tina M. Beigi
Statement of Motivation
I am interested to be considered as a candidate for the position of regular board member in the upcoming International Society for Ecological Economics’ (ISEE) general election.
As a PhD candidate in ecological economics focusing on political economy and sustainable technologies, I am fairly acquainted with ecological economics literature at the theoretical and methodological levels, as well as with its academic communities around the world. This enables me to effectively communicate with the ISEE members and rebuild ties with regional societies.
I am also part of the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) and Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) global partnership, which aims to co-create a research-to-action network to imagine and prefigure new human systems that heal and restore the flourishing of the community of life. As A2E community is becoming one of the leading programs in the field of Ecological Economics, I believe I am in a compelling position to represent this thriving community on the ISEE board.
My academic accomplishments and personal qualities are well suited for this position. My previous work experiences, my skills in organizing events, teaching and analytical research has prepared me to contribute to ISEE community by holding conferences and perhaps rebuilding its relationship with the Ecological Economics journal and Elsevier.
To conclude, I am an active community member with academic background and would love the chance to give back by lending my advisory skills to an organization such as ISEE.