Colleen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. Her current research focuses on the contestations of urban agriculture in the sustainable neoliberal city. In partnership with community organizations in Medellín, Colombia; Washington, DC, USA; and Toronto, Canada, she studies urban migrant women’s methods for growing food in the city, how these practices are influenced by ecological gentrification driven by sustainability planning, and the ways migrant identity is shaped by rhetoric about their knowledge.
GEOG 3205 – Internal Structure of the City
GEOG 6000/8000 – Qualitative Methods
GEOG 4000/5000 – Food and Social Justice in the City
Hammelman, C. (2017) Urban migrant women’s everyday food insecurity coping strategies foster alternative urban imaginaries of a more democratic food system. Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1382309
Hammelman, C. (2017) Relying on urban gardens within the building of a modern city. In: A. WinklerPrins (ed), Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory and Practice. CABI International
Hammelman, C. and Hayes-Conroy, A. (2015) Understanding cultural acceptability for urban food policy. Journal of Planning Literature. 30:1, 37-48.
PhD, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University
MA, International Affairs, American University
BA, Political Science and Technical Journalism, Colorado State University