Sarah Hobson is the author of three books, including Through Iran in Disguise (Academy Chicago 1979), and was the joint editor of the book series, Religion, Science and the Environment (World Scientific, 1997-2002). She has presented and produced many documentary films for British television, working with stories and filmmakers from Asia, Africa and Latin America. She is currently the executive director of New Field Foundation which supports rural women’s food sovereignty in Africa. At the Mesa Refuge she will be working on an article about how rural women’s networks have the knowledge and experience to grow healthy food to feed the continent, but are being marginalized by high-tech agriculture, international land acquisitions and global energy interests. She will also be thinking through ideas for further writing.