THE INSTITUTE FOR
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Research Associate, Editorial Board,
Andrew Hoffman did his undergraduate work at Antioch College as a child of the '60s. During the late '70s and early '80s, he moved to the Island of Maui, Hawaiʻi, to be part of a Zen Buddhist community and cultivate tropical fruit trees. After a near-death experience, he decided he wanted to be more engaged in social healing. He enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi–Mānoa to study Social Work.
After receiving his M.S.W., Andy realized that the cause of much unnecessary suffering was systematic and political. He changed course, immersed himself in political philosophy and transformational politics, and obtained a Ph.D. from the Political Science department at UH-M. It was there he became friends with Louis Herman and edited Louis's groundbreaking book, Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us A Way Forward (2013).
Andy currently lives in Kahaluʻu, Oʻahu, where he spends much of his time nurturing a wide variety of tropical fruit trees. He sees organic agriculture as the primary way of feeding people sustainably while helping reverse the destruction of the biosphere. Andy's life mission is to help people realize we are inextricably tied to all beings and must work toward the good of the whole.