I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte. My research and teaching broadly consider questions of social justice in urban food systems across the Americas. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in urban geography, food systems, social justice, and qualitative research methods. My research focuses on better understanding how migrants create and experience urban places through food relationships in an effort to create a more sustainable and equitable food system.
Before joining UNC Charlotte in 2017, I was a Connaught Post-doctoral Fellow at the Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto-Scarborough. I completed my PhD in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, my MA International Affairs at American University in Washington, DC, and my BA in Political Science and Technical Journalism at Colorado State University.
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