Liz Carlisle

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

PhD Candidate, Geography
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
lizcarlisle@berkeley.edu

Advisor(s)Nathan Sayre, Jake Kosek
Degrees BA Folklore and Mythology :: Harvard University (2006)
Research Areas

sustainable food systems, on-farm science and participatory agricultural research, political economy of agricultural science, knowledge networks

Can "situated science," rooted in particular places and relationships, support more ecologically sustainable and socially just food systems? What can we learn from existing on-farm science and knowledge networks? I came to these research questions (and graduate school) from my upbringing in Montana, my experience conducting ethnographic research in rural America, a brief career as a country singer, and a stint working for a US Senator and organic farmer from my home state. My interdisciplinary approach to diversified farming systems integrates teaching and research, as well as social and natural science methods. I am currently working with a group of producers on the Northern Great Plains.

last updated: February 4th, 2015

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