Education, Sustainability, and community-based action research
Nathan Erwin currently works as an environmental education consultant and serves as poetry editor for Barrelhouse Magazine . He has taught general education, special education, English, and Ecology in public schools (K-12) across the US and for various non-profit organizations, including REACH Uganda, Helps International, and the Chautauqua Institution. His ongoing work in the land and food sovereignty movements, especially with the Rural Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition, takes the form of grassroots advocacy and community-based action research. This research primarily focuses on milpa agroecology, land justice, and immigrant placemaking, drawing from political ecology and decolonial studies. Nathan's poetry and non-fiction prose has been featured in print and online publications, such as Spirituality & Health, Levee Magazine, and The Cardiff Review. His first book "Hemp and Farm Justice" with Mandel-Vilar Press is forthcoming Spring 2021.
BS in Education and a BA in English Literature from State University of New York at Fredonia.
MA in Global Environmental Politics from the School of International Service, American University.