Feeling a need to collect the many strands of my public life in one place, I offer this point of access to my practice and life story.
Throughout, writings reflect the central elements of my experience and politics.
Semi-retired since 2019, I now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and continue to facilitate change for individuals, organizations, and larger social entities.
The approach of Radical Therapy is grounded in a social analysis of alienation. Therefore, community building is central to the work. Community involves conflict, and so mediation is a central part of the work.
I work closely with a diverse group of practitioners and academics in the field of conflict resolution. Recognizing that the construction of equality starts with the legitimization of knowledge, we founded an organization called the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute (PRASI).
We support people who are commonly marginalized in the writing of literature that defines the work of a field to claim what they know, to write about it, and to publish.
Trained as a sociologist at UC Berkeley, I apply the tools of the trade to deeper explore dynamics of discord based in oppression and identity. Much of my published work focuses on linkages between class, gender, and white racism in America, as well as comparable dynamics in the experience of South Asian communalism.
I treasure collaborative writing opportunities with colleagues of color and others working in the domain of conflict transformation.