an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Women’s Studies
program. I have broad research interests
that integrate aspects of both physical and human-environment geography.
most recent research has focused on urban agriculture in the Kibera slums of
Nairobi, Kenya, looking at the impacts of a specific type of urban agriculture
on household food security and people’s exposure to environmental
contaminants. In other research, I have
looked at community-based forest management in Kenya, soil phosphorous
availability in conventional and organic cropping systems in Michigan, and
farmer adoption of new irrigation technologies in southern Malawi.