• Statement of Specialization

    My interests in geography began late in my undergrad career, while doing research for my senior thesis in Gender Studies. I read Carolyn Finney’s “Black Spaces, White Faces” book along with William Cronon’s “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature,” both of which were formative in my understanding of our world, the formation of cities and wilderness, and the ways in which our identities impact our access to and understanding of wilderness. Additionally, I have read and reread Robin Wall-Kimmerer, specifically “Braiding Sweet Grass” and “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses”, these books have helped me navigate the overwhelming anxiety of climate change and think about the impact of my work both in farming and academia as equally important methods in fighting/mitigating climate change. From my gender studies and public health past I bring my interests of social justice, and the ways systems of oppression impact the lived experiences and bodies of people based on their identities. Using this intersectional framework, I investigate my interests in equitable access to healthy food, urban agriculture, and sustainable food systems in the field of Human/Environment Geography, Feminist Geography, and Urban Geography.  

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