About me

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) food sovereignty and settler-Indigenous partnerships; 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.

  • Educational background

    • 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.