Trent Schroyer

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Trent Schroyer "is Professor of Sociology-Philosophy in the School of Social Science and Human Services at Ramapo College in N.J. He graduated with a PhD from the Graduate Faculty of the New School in New York City.

"Originally a specialist in European Critical Theory, teaching at the Graduate Faculty of the New School in New York City, his book "The Critique of Domination" was nominated for a National Book Award in 1973.

"He joined the Ramapo faculty in 1973 because of its non-traditional Interdisciplinary Schools. At first teaching in the School of Environmental Studies, and later serving as Co-Director the Institute for Environmental Studies, he is now located in the School of Social Science and Human Services.

"At Ramapo college he helped organize a series of conferences on Sustainability and co-edited a book on "Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences and Future Struggles".

"Since 1988 he has participated in networks of International Scholars and Citizen's Organizations concerned with Sustainability, Alternative Economic Strategies and Cultural Alternatives to Development. He served as Program co-coordinator and President of the Other Economic Summit (TOES) for the counter G-8 summits in the United States in 1990, 1997 and 2004.

"In 2000 he was invited by Siddhartha, from Fireflies Ashram, to bring Americans to India to tour grassroots groups and witness the cultural alternatives that work in India. The following three tours have resulted in a semester long study abroad program in 2004 that is now ongoing every year." [1]


  • The Critique of Domination: The Origins and Development of Critical Theory. Nominated for the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy (translated into German and French). Beacon Press Paperback.
  • A World that Works: Building Blocks for a Just and Sustainable Society The Bootstrap Press , 1997 (Edited Anthology for TOES 1997)
  • Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences, Future Struggles edited by Trent Schroyer & Tom Golodik published by Apex Press 2006

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  1. Story, Trent Schroyer, accessed March 3, 2009.