Dr Katy Momo Fox

Anthropologist / Researcher / Teacher

Permaculture Designer

[for a full recent CV, do contact me. i do not get around to updating these pages as much as i should]

Here’s my Permaculture CV_Katy (updated early 2015).

Here’s my more general CV_Fox_2016 (updated 2016).


Dr. Katy Fox is a social anthropologist passionate about social and cultural transformation. Her doctoral research concerned itself with the impacts of EU agriculture policy on the lives of subsistence farmers in Romania (2006-2010). Her follow-up research in Romania (2009) brought to the fore environmental questions and she has since (2009-) worked with permaculturists and movements defending the right to a livelihood for small farmers. While her earlier interests had a strong focus on the economy and power, her current work is more focused on deliberative paths for desired social change and the interconnections between ecosystems and social systems. In 2010, she moved back to her native Luxembourg (Beckerich) and founded CELL, the Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg, a laboratory for the energy transition and permaculture ethics and practice in relation to peak oil and climate change concerns. She situates her thoroughly interdisciplinary work somewhere between systems theory, ecology, political economy, social science, permaculture design, art and radical pedagogy. She is particularly interested in putting resilience research into practice, participatory workshops, imaginative methods for bringing about change, and is currently acquiring more knowledge about plant ecology and gardening.

Research Interests

human resourcefulness, resilience and hope; power and political economy; transformation, transition and capturing socio-ecological change; ethics, sustainable living and permaculture; Romania and Europe; EU integration; agriculture and food practices; social theory, epistemology and ecological thinking; drawing and alternative methods of knowledge-making; gender and sexuality.

Current Affiliation and Professional Memberships

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

American Anthropological Association

European Association of Social Anthropologists

Associate Researcher of the Junior Research Group on Postsocialist Property, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania

Associate Researcher of the Centre for South-East European Studies, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania


Letzebuergesch, English, French, German (Fluent – written, spoken, read)

Romanian (Fluent – spoken and read, Intermediate – written)

Spanish, Dutch, Latin (Basic understanding – written, read)



Master of Arts in Anthropology, 1st class, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.


Master of Research in Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History (distinction) University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.


PhD in Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Thesis Title: « EU Integration as Reconfiguration of Value : Human Work and Resourcefulness in the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania »

Projects and Collaborations

CELL Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg (2010-today)

Drawing the Social (2008-2009)

my fieldwork weblog (2007) can be found here.


A list of my publications can be found here.

This is a TEDx talk I gave in Luxembourg in 2013.

If you are interested in any of my publications or would like to receive more information on my research, projects or collaborative work, do not hesitate to contact me at foxkat at gmail dot com.

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