I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University.
My research focuses on contentious food politics, focusing on how social inequalities intersect with the food system and how social movements use food to resist and alter power relations. My current work studies food systems and cultures at the intersections of carcerality, gentrification, and racial capitalism. Underlying these interests is an ongoing engagement with how activists and scholars articulate and practice food justice and what this means for building broad based social movements.
In short, I study food as a lens to address a broad range of sociological questions around social change, political economy, urban and rural development, ethnoracial and class hierarchies, human/nature relations, and power.
I teach courses on the sociology of food and agriculture, food justice, social movements, and social problems.