Community Economies Collective

Research Interests

The Community Economies Collective (CEC) is the joint authorial presence that is used by members of the Community Economies Institute to write about community economies thinking and practice.

The CEC was formed in the 1990s by J.K. Gibson-Graham and a group of scholars committed to theorizing, representing, and enacting new visions of economy. Members of the collective were mostly based in academic contexts in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the US. Their action-research engagements were, however, spread across the globe.

In 2015, members of the CEC launched the Diverse Economies and Livable Worlds book series with the University of Minnesota Press.

In 2019, the CEC agreed to establish the Community Economies Institute as a formal organization to support Community Economies research and practice. The CEC was retained as an authorial presence.