Chellis Glendinning (born 18 June 1947) is a
European-American author of creative nonfiction, licensed psychotherapist, and
political activist. She is noted as a pioneer in the field of ecopsychology and
a critic of technological society, having worked with such contemporaries as
Jerry Mander, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Kirkpatrick Sale.
She has written five books. Glendinning has also written for a number of
journals, magazines, and newspapers, including
ColdType: The Reader ,
Poverty and the Environment and
San Francisco Bay Guardian .
Glendinning’s bilingual folk opera
De Un Lado Al Otro , written in
collaboration with ethnomusicologist
Cipriano Vigil, was presented at the Lensic
Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Robert Castro directed.
from the University of California Berkeley in social sciences in 1969, at which
time she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of California Chapter). She
received her Ph.D in psychology from Columbia Pacific University in 1984.
Off the Map won the 2000 National
Federation of Press Women Book Award in general nonfiction, and Chiva was
honored with the same award in 2006. In 1989 she received the New Mexico
Council for the Humanities First Times Award for Short Story Writing, and was
named Best Local Writer by the
Río Grande Sun of Española , New Mexico in
2000 and 2003.
In 1997 Glendinning won the Río Arriba County’s Zero
Injustice Award for her "courageous stand in support of the customs, culture,
and traditions of the Native American and Indo-Hispano people of northern New
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