Professor of Colonial History, University of Victoria
I am an historian of poverty, gender, and food systems at the University of Victoria. For a decade I have been doing oral history research with women farmers in South Africa, alongside my South African research collaborator Basani Ngobeni. I am project director of Four Stories About Food Sovereignty: Transnational Crises and Local Action, a SSHRC-funded community-engaged research network examining historical and contemporary food crises on four continents.
My research has been disseminated in monographs and anthologies (Traders' Tales, Reading Beyond Words, Out There Learning); scholarly journals ranging from Gender & History to the Journal of Contemporary African Studies; blogs; and a documentary film, The Thinking Garden. I am currently doing community research on responses to food crises in South Africa, Jordan, Colombia, and Indigenous communities in Canada.
Nov 19, 2023 06:01 am UTC| Insights & Views
Like so many other Palestinians, my friend Abeer Salah (not her real name) lives in exile. For Salah, home is Baqaa refugee camp 20 kilometres north of Jordans capital of Amman. But she has family and friends trapped in...