Laurel Bellante, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Center for Regional Food Studies
Office: ENR2 S-559
Laurel Bellante, PhD, is a human-environment geographer specializing in food justice, sustainable food systems, and agrarian questions in both the United States and Mexico. She uses a political ecology approach to connect what is happening in people’s kitchens, farms, and communities to larger political economic and environmental changes occurring regionally, nationally, and globally.
Laurel has an MA in Latin American Studies and a PhD in Geography from the University of Arizona. Her...
Director, Center for Regional Food Studies
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg. Room 318
Megan A. Carney is Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology and the Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies. She is the author of the award-winning book The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders (University of California Press, 2015) based on ethnographic fieldwork that she conducted from 2008-2011 with Mexican and Central American migrant women in Santa Barbara, California, a region with a deep history of seasonal labor migration and...