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About K. Valentine Cadieux

Valentine Cadieux is the Director of Environmental Studies and Director of Sustainability at Hamline University. Professor Cadieux received her PhD and MA in Geography from the University of Toronto after completing an AB in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. Professor Cadieux studies collaborative knowledge practices related to food, agriculture, and land in the context of settler society cultures in Canada, the United States, and Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently working on the FoodShed, a collaborative online workshop and field guide to food movement efforts, and an accompanying podcast called Eating Together -- find more at!


Present Director of Environmental Studies, Hamline University
Present Director of Sustainability, Hamline University
20112015 Research Associate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Depts of Sociology and Geography, Society & Environment
20082011 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Department of Geography
20062008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University ‐ Program in Agrarian Studies
20062007 Communication Coordinator, Yale University ‐ Yale Sustainable Food Project
20052005 Instructor, University of Toronto at Scarborough
20002003 Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto at Scarborough
20022002 Field Assistant, University of Toronto
20002001 Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Innis College ‐ Environmental Studies Program
20002000 Intern and Policy Assistant, Sierra Club of Canada ‐ Sierra Youth Coalition / Coalition Sierra Jeunesse

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


20012006 Ph.D., University of Toronto
20002001 M.A., University of Toronto
19941998 A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges ‐ Visual and Environmental Studies

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (12)

Peer Reviewed Book & Book Chapters (6)

Edited Special Issues of Refereed Journals (2)

Other Works (8)