I am a geographer using food and agricultural production as a lens to explore human-environment interactions and spaces of resistance. I currently conduct research and teach at the University of Delaware in the Department of Geography (link). I hold a joint appointment with the Department of Women & Gender Studies and am affiliate faculty in Latin American & Iberian Studies.
I am primarily interested in how people use food and/or agricultural production as a means to resist and what forms this resistance takes–from mundane everyday acts and knowledge exchange to active protest and civil disobedience. I draw from frameworks in critical and feminist geopolitics, decolonial philosophy, and diverse economies to ground action-oriented research.
Specific topics that I focus on include:
- food justice
- food sovereignty
- home gardens
- food tourism
- urban food forests
- alternative agri-food systems
- agroecological systems
- fair trade
- diverse and community economies
My regional focus is primarily Latin America and the Caribbean, however, I also conduct research in Spain as well as the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
* * * Recent Media * * *
“Pushing good coffee: Beyond merely fair in search of ethical trade.” Eat This Podcast. Features Dr. Naylor’s research on fair trade coffee in Chiapas, Mexico.
Geography Matters! Listen to Drs. Lindsay Naylor and Paul Jackson discuss “Where & Why: Human Geography” on WVUD’s Campus Voices.