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 Orion , CounterPunch , ColdType: The Reader , Alternet , Tikkun , Race , Poverty and the Environment and San Francisco Bay Guardian .
In 2007 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.
Glendinning graduated 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.
Her 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 Mexico."
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