Michelle K. Glowa

Michelle-Glowa-150x150Michelle Glowa, PhD is an assistant professor in the Anthropology and Social Change department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her work sits at the intersection of three broad bodies of work: critical urban geography, food studies (particularly the development of agri-food social movements), and theories of property and law. Michelle approaches her research with over a decade of experience working with food justice and urban agriculture organizing in the United States and Mexico. Her research contributes to a broader effort in the social sciences to study the cultures, political imaginaries, solidification of practices, and limitations of today's radical social movements. Michelle received her B.S. in Natural Resource Management and Political Science from Colorado State University and her PhD in Environmental Studies from University of California Santa Cruz. Currently she is studying food justice and urban agricultural production movements in California. Specifically, she focuses on the dynamics of land access and property rights, shifting land use and development, and the role of third sector organizations in food justice organizing.


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