Terisa Turner studied at the University of York (U.K.), Oberlin College (U.S.A.), and received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. As a United Nations energy specialist she has worked in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. She has edited Oil and Class Struggle (1980), Arise Ye Mighty People! Gender, Class and Race in Popular Struggles (1994), Gender, Feminism and the Civil Commons (2001), Women and Global Climate Change (2007), and articles on fossil fuel moratoria, resource conflict, international political economy, gender and subsistence. As a founding member of the International Oil Working Group, she worked to implement the United Nations oil embargo against apartheid South Africa. Through First Woman: the East and Southern African Indigenous Knowledge and Oral History Network, she records the life histories of old women who engaged in the 1950s Mau Mau anti-colonial war. Since 2006 she has focused on ‘commoners against climate change.’ She is an editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies and Capitalism Nature Socialism.
2012 Brownhill, Leigh, Terisa E. Turner and Wahu M. Kaara, “Degrowth? How About Some ‘De-alienation’?” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2012, pages 93-104.
2010 Turner, Terisa E., “From Cochabamba, A New Internationale and Manifesto for Mother Earth,” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2010, pp. 56-74.
2004 Turner, Terisa E. and Leigh Brownhill. “’Why Women are at War with Chevron:’ Nigerian Subsistence Struggles Against the International Oil Industry,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Special Issue on Africa and Globalization, Vol. 39, No. 1-2, March, pp. 63-93.
1997 Brownhill, Leigh, Wahu M. Kaara and Terisa E. Turner, "Gender Relations and Sustainable Agriculture: Rural Women's Resistance to Structural Adjustment in Kenya," Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme, Spring, volume 17, number 2, 1997, pp. 40-44.
1994. Arise ye Mighty People!: Gender, class and racism in popular struggles. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press. [with B. Ferguson]
1980. Oil and class struggle. London: Zed Press. [with Petter Nore]