I am an Associate Professor in Food Sociology at RSO. Since completing my PhD in geography I have worked for a rural anti-poverty agency in Massachusetts and as a postdoctoral research fellow with SHARECITY at Trinity College in Ireland. My work is broadly concerned with the economic politics of everyday life – a theme I explore through the practice and politics of food provisioning in cities, communities, and households.
Fields of Expertise
- Diverse and community economies
- Alternative food networks
- Grassroots social innovation
- Commons and commoning
- Gender, Care and Social Reproduction
- Urban Agriculture
- Sustainable Lifestyles
- Urban food policy
- Food waste and food sharing
- Social theory
- Food Justice
- Critical and Feminist Geography
- nature-society relations
- Qualitative Research
My research has taken me to Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, New York, and Utrecht. But I am happy to supervise students working in other areas.
Fields of Interest
I am interested in supervising students who are interested in everyday life as a site for social innovation and social change. I encourage a generous and reparative stance towards research that nurtures a politics of possibility while also attending to questions of power, equity, and justice.
In terms of research topics, I am currently recruiting students with an interest in diverse food economies, urban and rural food challenges, food waste, food sharing, social innovation, urban food policy, and food commons.