Honors and Awards
- Resident Fellow, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment 2014–2016
- University of Minnesota Supporting Women in Geography Mentorship Award 2011
- Nominated for President’s Award for Outstanding Service, University of Minnesota 2011
- Yale Agrarian Studies Visiting Fellow 2006–2008
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($30000) 2003-2004, 2004–2005
- Canadian Geographers Rural Studies Group Conference Fellowship, Student delegate / Best Student Paper 2002, 5th British American Canadian Conference on Rural Geography 2003
- International Recruitment Award, University of Toronto ($12600) 2001–2005
- Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, University of Toronto ($12000) 2001–2002
- Joe May Scholarship and McMaster Award, Department of Geography ($3700) 2001–2003
- University of Toronto Fellowship ($18000) 2000–2004
- Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship ($12000), Harvard University 1998–1999
|2001 ‐ 2006||Ph.D., University of Toronto|
|2000 ‐ 2001||M.A., University of Toronto|
|1994 ‐ 1998||A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges ‐ Visual and Environmental Studies|
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (12)
Possible moral ecologies, the function of everyday curation, and the experience of regions Journal of Political Ecology (2016)
Investigating the political ecologies of everyday engagements with environments—including material as well as policy and ideological interactions—often requires consideration of the moral economy at play as well as the political economy and social ecology. A. ...
Notes on the practice of food justice in the U.S.: Understanding and confronting trauma and inequity Journal of Political Ecology (2015)
In this article, we focus on one of the four nodes (trauma/inequity, exchange, land and labor) around which food justice organizing appears to occur: acknowledging and confronting historical, collective trauma and persistent race, gender, and ...
New curricula for undergraduate food-systems education: A sustainable agriculture education perspective. ACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal (2014)
New undergraduate degree programs that address food systems have appeared at a number of North American universities in the past decade. These programs seek to complement established food- and agriculturerelated courses of instruction with additional ...
Landscape ideology in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt Plan: Negotiating material landscapes and abstract ideals in the city's countryside Journal of Rural Studies (2013)
We analyze the role of landscape ideology in the recent Ontario Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Greenbelt Plan. Focusing on the “Protected Countryside,” the major land-use designation in the Plan that structures the Greenbelt framework, we ...
A field guide to making food good: An interactive tool for participatory research supporting difficult conversations Public 1 (2013)
The resource described here is a prototype for a "field guide" to what makes food good, focusing on how to identify someone else's "good," even (or especially) if you don't think you agree with that ...
TMDL implementation in agricultural landscapes: A systemic and communicative approach Environmental Management (2011)
Increasingly, total maximum daily load (TMDL) limits are being defined for agricultural watersheds. Reductions in non-point source pollution are often needed to meet TMDL limits, and improvements in management of annual crops appear insufficient to ...
‘Properly, with love, from scratch’: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Radical History Review (2011)
What to eat is of great concern to the U.S. public; it is the subject of social organizing at many scales and the focus of significant academic discussion. This article analyzesJamie Oliver's Food Revolution (JOFR), a ...
Competing discourses of nature in exurbia. GeoJournal (2009)
This paper explores different ways that the category of nature is used in addressing landscape changes associated with exurbia and exurbanization. Nature is an important category in the practices and representations that residents and planners ...
Political ecology of exurban ‘lifestyle’ landscape at Christchurch’s contested urban fence Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (2008)
This paper examines the relationship of planning ideals of sharply defining edges between urban density and greenspace and alternative urban greening arrangements as they are manifested in a case study of exurban “lifestyle blocks” on ...