RESEARCH

My current research explores the linkages between rural and urban places through food and agricultural initiatives. I am particularly interested in how food can break down the urban/rural divide through the flow of goods, ideas, capital, and people.  

TEACHING

I teach courses in Food Systems, Rural Sociology, Community Development and Geography. Much like my research my courses engage with issues of power, economic development, political economy, governance, and social movements.

FOODWAYS CONSULTING

I work with non-profits and government agencies to identify economic development strategies, innovative land-use policies, and gaps in existing structures. Together, with stakeholders, I develop effective and sophisticated quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches to address complex problems.