Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Writing your masters thesis can be a long and challenging process. Selecting the right advisor can often be critical in setting the stage for your success. If you are interested in working with me on your thesis, please contact me so that we can discuss the possibility.

I am interested in working with graduate students on topics that intersect with my research interests on the politics and economics of food systems. Please see my research interests or a list of the projects completed by my former graduate students for more details.

Current Graduate Students (in alphabetical order, Chaired Committees Only):

Ross Eskridge. Non-Conventional Nutrition Programs:  An Exploration of Perceptions and Practices of Food Service Personnel in Selected California Public Schools.

Loma Hurwitz. Food on the Klamath.

Stephanie Robles. The Political and Economic Implications of Seed Libraries in California.

Former Graduate Students (by year completed, Chaired Committees Only).

Nicola Walters. Listening to the Mattole: lessons in bioregionalism, cannabis, and capitalism from a Northern California community. (2017).

Alysha Bergeson. Advertised Identity: A Postmodern Feminist Analysis of Food Advertisements from Women’s Magazines during the 1950s, 1960s, and 2000s. (2014).

Gretchen Burak. Analysis of a Regional Food Initiative: A Study of the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition. (2012).

Vanessa Vasquez. Edible Arcata: A GIS Perspective for a Local Food-Loving Community in Humboldt County, California. (2012).

Natalie Faris. Sprouting Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons in School Supported Agriculture. (2012).

Stephanie Brindle. Small Farms, Big Barriers: Political Implications of Agricultural Regulation in Wright County, Iowa. (2011).

Laura Hughes. Cultivating Just Food: Exploring Inclusion and inequality in Community Food Systems. (2011).

Elizabeth Miles. From the Farm to the Plate: Discourse and Perceptions of Local Food in Humboldt County, CA. (2011).

Jennifer Fusaro. Exploring the Potential Benefits and Challenges to Collaboration Between Small Farmers and Veterans. (2010).

Portia Boni-Bramble. A Survivor’s Guide to Running Farmers’ Markets: The North Coast Growers’ Association Experience, Humboldt County, California. (2009).

Jay Wright. A Policy Analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Hydroelectric Relicensing Process. (2006).