PhD Geography, University of Guelph
MES Environmental Studies, York University
BA (Honours) Environmental Management, University of Toronto
Political Ecology; Land & Food Justice; Settler Colonial Studies; Critical Data Studies; Critical Theory & Methods.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J1P3
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My academic and organizing work is grounded in environmental justice, with a focus on land and food systems. Much of my research aims to situate political economic processes – such as agri-food industrialization, financialization, and policy – within a lens of settler colonial patriarchy and racial capitalism. I also explore the consequences of these processes for sovereignty, justice and resistance movements more broadly. My work has focused on topics ranging from the political economy and ecology of farmland tenure and critical perspectives of big data in agriculture, to the ways that settler colonial logics and gendered narratives uphold extractive practices and relationships on the land.
My research is often collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, and I have a keen interest in the ethics, politics and process of research itself. In my current work, I draw from decolonial, feminist and community-based methodologies to collaboratively explore and move toward more accountable and reciprocal research relations. I also do ongoing community-based work with various organizations and campaigns including food and farmer’s associations, fossil fuel divestment, as well as climate justice and food sovereignty movements.
Recognition & Awards
- SSHRC Insight Development Grant
- Richard Barham Graduate Medal
- SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
|SOSC 4000 6.0||Topics in Social Science Research: Land & Food|
|SOSC 2000 6.0||Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Inquiry|