Utopian Studies. Society-Nature Relations. Decolonial, Postcolonial, Poststructuralist, and Feminist Epistemologies. Agroecology.
B.A., Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Social Sciences
M.A., Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Political Sociology
Noa Cykman is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, sponsored by Fulbright Brazil. She holds an M.A. in Political Sociology and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, where she founded and coordinates the Utopia Lab (Laboratório da Utopia – Luta). She is part of the Eco Vista Community, linked to UCSB. Her research revolves around social transformations towards other possible worlds—or other ways to live in this world. She is currently focused on agroecology and urban food forests as ecological utopian experiences oriented by a more-than-human ethics.