- University of Kentucky, Doctorate of Philosophy, Geography; Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies; Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Dav cafe seating outside SIS
- Favorite Place in Washington DC
- the mighty Potomac River
- Professor Garrett Graddy-Lovelace researches global environmental and agricultural policy and politics. A critical geographer, she draws upon political ecology and postcolonial studies in current research on agricultural biodiversity conservation, agrarian cooperatives, and domestic and global impacts of US farm policies. This includes community-based participatory action research with grassroots groups on Farm Bill reform as well as ongoing research on Cuba-US agricultural relations. Her forthcoming book, The Power of Seeds & the Politics of Agricultural Biodiversity, is with MIT Press.
- See Also
- Environmental, Cultural, and Political Developments in Cuba - Blog
- Farmers, Fairness, and the Farm Bill
- For the Media
- To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.
Antiracist Research & Policy Center
Environment Team - co-chair
Forthcoming The Power of Seeds & the Politics of Agricultural Biodiversity (M.I.T. Press)
Guest Editor, Journal Themed Issue
Forthcoming Graddy-Lovelace, G., A. Diamond and N. Ichikawa (eds). “The United States Farm Bill: Policy, Politics & Potential” Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems
Forthcoming Graddy-Lovelace, G., A. Diamond and N. Ichikawa. “Contextualizing the Farm Bill: Questions of Agricultural Governance.” Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems (formerly American Journal of Alternative Agriculture)
Forthcoming Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Attending to Plants: Crop Diversity Pre-Breeding Technologies as Agrarian Care Co-opted?” Area. Special issue: “Limits & Topologies of Care”
Forthcoming Orozco, A*., A. Ward*, and G. Graddy-Lovelace. “Documenting USDA Discrimination: Community-Based Research on Farm Policy for Land Justice” ACME: An International Journal of Critical Geography
2018 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “United States-Cuba Agricultural Relations & Agrarian Questions.” Journal of Agrarian Change. 18(1): 43-66. [published online in 2016]
2017 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Latent Alliances: The Women’s March & Agrarian Feminism as Opportunities of & for Political Ecology” Gender, Place & Culture. Special issue: “Emergent Spaces in the Women’s March: Intersectionality & Inclusion” 24(5): 674-695.
2017 Graddy-Lovelace, G. and A. Diamond. “From Supply Management to Agricultural Subsidies— and Back Again? US Farm Bill & Agrarian (In)Viability” Journal of Rural Studies. 50: 70-83.
2016 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “The Coloniality of US Agricultural Policy: Articulating Agrarian (In)Justice” Journal of Peasant Studies. 43(3):1-22.
-Selected for Journal of Peasant Studies’ 2017 compilation “Rural Topical Issues: Critical Perspectives on Rural Politics & Development”
2014 Graddy, T.G. “Situating in situ: A Critical Geography of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes & Beyond” Antipode. 46:2.
2013 Graddy, T.G. “Regarding Biocultural Heritage: in situ Political Ecology of Agricultural Biodiversity in the Peruvian Andes” Agriculture & Human Values. 30(4): 587-604.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters, Reference Chapters, and Conference Proceedings Article
2018 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Farmer & Non-Farmer Responsibility to Each Other: Notes on the
Tensions of U.S. Agricultural Self-Governance” Conference Paper #17. Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative Proceedings. Institute for Social Sciences: The Hague, Netherlands.
2016 Iles, A., G. Graddy-Lovelace, M. Montenegro*, and R. Galt. “Agricultural Systems: Co-Producing Knowledge and Food” In The Science and Technology Studies Handbook, 4th edition, eds. U. Felt, C. Miller. M.I.T. Press.
2016 Graddy-Lovelace, G., A. Harnish, and J. Hazelwood. “World Is Burning, Sky Is Falling, All Hands on Deck: Engaging Social Science for Sustainability” In The Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, Culture & Sustainable Living, 2nd edition, eds. N. Haenn, R. Wilk, A. Harnish. New York University Press.
Invited Book Review Essays
2018 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Making Room in Geography for Food Sovereignty” Book Review of A. Trauger’s 2017 We Want Land to Live: Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty” Antipode.
2017 Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Beyond Biodiversity Conservation: Why policy needs social theory, social theory needs justice, and justice needs policy” (Invited review essay of J. Lorimer’s Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature, R. Youatt’s Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics, and K. Fuentes-George’s Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries) Global Environmental Politics. 70(2): 144-151.
Grants and Sponsored Research
2018 Co-Principal Investigator for “Diverse Pathways to Nourishment: Understanding How Agricultural Biodiversity Enhances Food Security & Nutrition” National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Pursuit, National Science Foundation
2017 School of International Dean’s Summer Research Award: “Cultivating Dialogue:
A History, Geography & Policy Analysis of US-Cuban Agrarian Cooperatives’ Collaboration”
2018 Invited speaker, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Montpellier, France
2018 Invited instructor, Intensive PhD Summer Workshop, “Political Ecology between Power, Political Economy & Post-Truth,” Wageningen University & Research
2018 Invited panelist, XII Encuentros de Agroecología, Agricultura Orgánica y Sostenible, The Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (ACTAF), Havana, Cuba
2018 Invited speaker, “Critical Food Studies Interventions” Symposium, University of Delaware
2018 Invited keynote, “Beyond the Grassroots: Participatory Ecology and Political Praxis,” Annual Mellon Symposium of the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
2018 Invited panelist, “Decolonizing Feminist Political Ecology: from Communities of Practice to Communities of Praxis,” American Association of Geographers, New Orleans LA
2018 Invited panelist, “Rethinking Food Access Research,” AAG, New Orleans LA
2018 Invited presenter, Emancipatory Rural Politics Institute conference, International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands
2018 Invited speaker, “Cuban Studies Scholarship: Alternative Economies & Ecologies,” KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan, Belgium
2018 Invited speaker, “Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters: The Role of Spirituality in African American Environmental Activism in the U.S. South,” Antipode Foundation International Workshop, University of Louisville, Kentucky
2018 Invited panelist, “Public Political Ecology,” Dimensions of Political Ecology conference, UK
2017 Invited speaker, “Trends and Perspectives of Cuba-US Relations during the First Year of the Trump Administration,” Center for Research for International Politics and the Raul Roa Garcia Higher Institute of International Relations. Havana, Cuba
2017 Invited panelist, “Food for Soul & Bread Is Gold,” with Massimo Batturo, American University
2017 “The Broader Impacts of Our Research: Supporting Women in Geography’s 5th Annual Panel,” Invited panelist, AAG, Boston
2017 “Research and Educational Travel to Cuba,” Invited panelist, AAG, Boston
2016 Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Annual Planning Conference, “Food Fight: From Global to Local,” Plenary Speaker, Maryland
Work In Progress
Under Review Peer-reviewed Articles:
“U.S. Farm Policy as Fraught Populism: Agricultural Contradictions of Hyper-Nationalism” Annals of American Association of Geographers. Special issue: “Environmental Governance in a Populist/Authoritarian Era” (Abstract accepted; full paper invited)
“Agricultural Relations as Beyond Heads-of-State Geopolitics: The Case of US-Cuba” Political Geography (Revising and resubmittin
“New Opportunities, New Challenges: Harnessing Cuba’s Advances in Sustainable Agriculture under Normalizing Relations” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Forum: “Cuba’s Agri-Food Systems” (Co-authoring with Fernandez, M., J. Williams, G. Figueroa, M. Machado, R. Caballero, H. Rortvedt)
“Gaining Ground? Place-Based Kentucky Agrarian Renewals” (Invited for “Geographies of Hope: Engaging Research, Decolonizing Scholarship” special issue under review at Environment & Planning E: Nature & Space)
Graddy-Lovelace, G. “Scales of Reckoning: Learning from African Diaspora Spiritual Influence on Agrarian Justice Movements” Antipode. Special Forum Intervention: “Streams into Rivers of Justice: Radical Geographies of Ecology & Spirit”
C. Fagundes*, G. Graddy-Lovelace, W. Tillman, J. Mleczko*, S. Schwier*, F. Hall*, T. Wilson*, and L. Picciano. “Ecological Costs of Discrimination: Red Cedar, Racial Justice & Conservation Policy in Oklahoma” Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems. Special Issue: “U.S. Farm Bill: Policy, Politics & Potential”
G. Graddy-Lovelace and G. Estrada Manzano. “Cultivating Alliance: A Geography & History of U.S. & Cuban Agrarian Cooperatives’ Collaboration” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Forum: “Cuba’s Agri-Food Systems”