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Name: Sanford, Whitney
Title: Associate Professor
Organization: Religion
Education: PhD, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
Office Address: Dept of Religion PO Box 117410 Gainesville, FL 32611-7410
Email: wsanford@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 392-1625

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Her current book project “Being the Change: What Gandhi Can Teach Us about Sustainability, Self-Sufficiency, and Non-violence” explores Gandhi’s influence on contemporary intentional communities in the United States. She has conducted fieldwork in Missouri, Iowa, California, and Florida to discern how communities are translating aspects of Gandhian social thought, e.g. non-violence, voluntary simplicity, and appropriate technologies, into practice. Her recent publication Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture (University Press of Kentucky, 2012) uses Hindu agricultural narratives to consider how we can provide food in a sustainable and just manner. She conducted fieldwork in Baldeo, India, examining narratives and practices related to Balaram, a deity associated with agriculture

Keywords: Sustainable agriculture; environmental ethics; social justice; religion ; nature ; Hinduism