Dr. Jennifer Vansteenkiste is a critical feminist geographer whose primary research interests include sustainable community development through social and systemic transformation of institutions and communities. Specifically, she examines Haitian peasant efforts to decolonize and make critical and strategic contributions to food sovereignty in light of protracted national and international efforts to liberalize land and production for export. Her feminist-informed action-research is predicated on the premise that the inherent power imbalances found in cross-cultural research can be countered with robust decolonizing methodologies. Dr. Vansteenkiste is a BGInS Postdoctoral Fellow and a Co-Applicant on a CIHR Project Grant grant with Dr. Marylynn Steckley titled, “Towards a Gender-Inclusive Food Sovereignty Assessment of Health.
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