Teresa is Associate Professor and Chair of the Sustainable Development program at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. She earned her doctorate in political science from Carleton University and her research focuses on social movements’ struggles for equity and community-based sustainability in times of economic crisis. Teresa has been a researcher and popular educator in Canadian social movements. She is also a recording singer-songwriter, author and poet. With Ruth Stewart-Verger, she released a full-length CD of story and music about the life of Emily Murphy, one of the “Famous Five” women who fought for women’s right to ‘personhood’ in Canada. As part of FemNorthNet, Teresa created a series of digital stories highlighting the experiences of diverse Northern women and the labour movement. She uses digital story-telling as a ‘reflective practice’ with graduate students, and created her own story entitled, We Let Some Time Pass. Digital Story in a workshop with the Center for Digital Storytelling. Teresa is a Board Member of StoryCentre Canada.