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 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.
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Geography Matters! Listen to Drs. Lindsay Naylor and Paul Jackson discuss “Where & Why: Human Geography” on WVUD’s Campus Voices.