My research goals are directed towards working with communities to build just and sustainable food systems in rural and coastal settings. Three main themes characterize my research program: a) the role of small-scale fisheries in sustainable food systems; b) Indigenous food sovereignty, and specifically reconciling Western natural resource management with Indigenous governance of land and water; and c) collective action and civil society participation in food systems governance. While my research is grounded in environmental studies and human geography, I draw upon a larger literature in the social sciences, including insights from sociology, regional and international development, environmental management, and political ecology. My research approach is based in partnership-building and co-production of research and knowledge with communities.
BES, Environmental Studies, 2006, York University, Toronto, ON Canada.
MES, Environmental Studies, 2008, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada.
PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013, Memorial University, St. John's, NL Canada.