Visiting professor
PhD, University of Durham - Durham, UK


Colin Sage is an independent scholar engaged in thinking about pathways of transition to more sustainable futures. His main research interests centre upon the food system, civic initiatives for social change, and the potential of personal transformation for environmental improvement. Though recently retired from University College Cork, Ireland, where he taught for 21 years, Colin retains strong academic ties with the Food Studies program at AUR as well as with the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo. He is the author of Environment & Food (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of three books, including Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability (Routledge 2017). The same editorial team has recently produced a new manuscript, Building Metaphors for Transformative Change, which is currently under review and from which Colin will draw in delivering this lecture. Colin is now based in Portugal.