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  • Kristin Reynolds

    Assistant Professor of Food Studies

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    kristin.reynolds@newschool.edu

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    Kristin Reynolds

    Profile

    Kristin Reynolds is Chair of the Food Studies Program at The New School. She is a critical food geographer based in New York City. Her work focuses on the intersections of urban food systems; social justice; and food policy at multiple scales. She uses action research frameworks to connect social scientific inquiry to sociopolitical change.

    She holds a Ph.D. in Geography and M.S. in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis; and a B.S. in International Soil and Crop Sciences and B.A. in French Language and Literature from Colorado State University. She is an Affiliated Researcher at the European School of Political and Social Sciences at the Université Catholique de Lille in France, and she is a Lecturer on food systems and social justice at Yale School of the Environment.

    More information about Dr. Reynolds' research and scholarship are found at www.foodscholarshipjustice.org.


    Degrees Held

    Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Davis

    M.S., International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis

    B.S., International Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

    B.A. French Languages and Literature, Colorado State University


    Professional Affiliation

    Affiliated Faculty, Tishman Center for Environment and Design Center, The New School, New York, USA

    Fulbright Specialist, The Fulbright Program, Bureau of  Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S. Department of State

    Research Associate, European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL), Université Catholique de Lille, Lille, France

    Member, Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society

    Member, Association for the Study of Food and Society

    Member, American Association of Geographers

    Steering Committee Member and Coordinator, Food Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar Community of Practice


    Recent Publications

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    Books

    Reynolds, K.  and Cohen, N. 2016. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. University of Georgia Press, Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series.
     
    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    Horst, M., McClintock, N., Baysse-Laine, Darly, S., Paddeu, F., Perrin, C., Reynolds, K., and Soulard, C. 2021. Translating land justice through comparison: a US-French dialogue and research agenda. Agriculture and Human Values. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-021-10202-4

     

    Block, D. and Reynolds, K.  (Equal authorship.) 2021. Funding a ‘people’s food justice geography’: supporting community-academic collaborations as fundamental food movement work. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1841603


    Reynolds, K., Block, D., Hammelman, C., Jones, B., Gilbert, J., and Herrera, H. 2020. Envisioning Radical Food Geographies: Shared Learning and Praxis through the Food Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar Community of Practice. Special issue on radical food geographies in Human Geography 13(3).          
     
    Hammelman, C., Reynolds, K., and Levkoe, C. 2020.Towards a radical food geography framework: Integrating theory, action and geographic analysis in pursuit of more equitable and sustainable food systems. Special issue on radical food geographies in Human Geography 13(3).           
     
    Levkoe, C., Hammelman, C., Reynolds, K., Brown, X., Chappell, J.M., Salvador,R., and Wheeler, B. 2020. Scholar-Activist Perspectives on Radical Food Geography: Collaborating Through Food Justice and Food Sovereignty Praxis. Special issue on    radical food geographies in Human Geography 13(3)
     
    Moreau, S., Laigle, L., Reynolds, K., and Lewis, N. 2019. Justice environnementale et vote vert en Europe/Environmental justice and the Green vote in Europe. (In French and English.) Justice Spatiale/Spatial Justice.  No 13.

    Moreau, S., Laigle, L., Reynolds, K., and Lewis, N. 2019. Justice environnementale et vote vert en Europe/Environmental justice and the Green vote in Europe. (In French and English.) Justice Spatiale/Spatial Justice.  No 13.

    Deldrève, V. Lewis, N., Moreau, S., and Reynolds, K. 2019. Les nouveaux chantiers de la justice environnementale/ New frontiers of environmental justice (In French). Guest editors’ introduction to special issue of VertigO: La Review Électronique en Sciences de l’Environnement.

    Reynolds, K., Block, D., and Bradley, K. 2018. Introduction to special issue Food Justice Scholar-Activism and Activist-Scholarship: Working Beyond False Dichotomies to Deepen Social Justice Praxis. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

    Reynolds, K. 2017.  Designing urban agriculture education as liberatory praxis: the radical pedagogy of Farm School NYC. International Journal of Food Design. 2(1): 45-63. Special issue on food design education.

    Cohen, N. and Reynolds, K. 2015. Policy, resource, and technical assistance needs for a socially just and sustainable urban agriculture system: lessons from New York City. Journal of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 30(1): 103–114.

    Reynolds, K. 2014. Disparity despite diversity: social injustice in New York City’s urban agriculture system. Antipode. 47(1): 240-259.

    Cohen, N. and Reynolds, K. 2014. Urban agriculture policy making in New York’s ‘New Political  Spaces’: strategizing for a participatory and representative system. Journal of Planning and Education Research. 34(2): 221–234.

    Reynolds, K., 2011. Expanding technical assistance for urban agriculture: Best practices for extension services in California and beyond. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 1(3): 197–216.

     

    Book Chapters

    Reynolds, K. 2020. Food, agriculture, and environmental justice: Perspectives on scholarship and activism in the field. In Environmental Justice: Key Issues. Coolsaet, B., (Ed.) Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability series. Routledge.

     

    Specht, K., Reynolds, K., and Sanyé-Mengual, E. 2017. Community and social justice aspects of rooftop agriculture. Chapter in Orsini, F., Dubbeling, M., and Gianquinto, G. (eds.) Handbook of Rooftop Agriculture. Springer.


    Research Interests

    global food systems; food justice and food sovereignty; environmental justice; urban agriculture; radical geography; action research; scholar-activism


    Portfolio

    www.foodscholarshipjustice.org

    www.beyondthekale.org


    Current Courses

    Food and the Environment
    NFDS 3714, Fall 2022

    Food and the Environment
    UENV 4714, Fall 2022

    Food Sovereignty and Hegemony
    NEPS 5018, Fall 2022

    Food Studies: Capstone
    NFDS 4900, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    The Global Food System
    NFDS 2230, Spring 2023

    The Global Food System
    UGLB 2203, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Social Justice: Food Systems
    UGLB 3245, Spring 2022

    Social Justice: Food Systems
    NFDS 4245, Spring 2022

    The Global Food System
    UGLB 3215, Spring 2022

    The Global Food System
    NFDS 2230, Spring 2022

    Urban Food Systems
    UURB 3274, Spring 2022

    Urban Food Systems
    NFDS 3274, Spring 2022

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