Adjunct Research Professor
|Degrees:||B.A.H. (McMaster), M.E.S. (York), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)|
Charles Levkoe in the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University. His community engaged research uses a food systems lens to better understand the importance of, and connections between social justice, ecological regeneration, regional economies and active democratic engagement. Working directly with a range of scholars and community-based practitioners across North America and Europe, Dr. Levkoe studies the evolution of the broader collective of social movement networks that views the right to food as a component of more sustainable futures. Mobilizing his existing partnerships, Dr. Levkoe integrates his research and teaching through community engaged learning pedagogies and supports students, community-partners and scholars to be actively involved in knowledge co-generation. Through community-based, action-oriented inquiry and teaching and the development of placed-based action projects, his research contributes to critical discussions that inform theory, civil society action and public policy.
- Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE)
- The Antinomies of Non-Wage Labour in Ontario’s Agricultural Sector and the Alternative Food Movement
- Engendering a resilient food system: a comparative study of food networks in Canada and the United Kingdom
- Nourishing Communities, Sustainable Local Food Systems Research Group
- Planning for Change: Community Development in Practice (graduate course at University of Toronto)
- Global Food System (3rd year course at University of Toronto)
- Environment, Food and People (1st year course at University of Toronto)
Levkoe, C. (2015). Food Networks in Canada: Mixed Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research. SAGE Research Methods Collection.
Brady, J., Levkoe, C., and Szanto, D. (2015). Borders, Boundaries, and Becoming Food Studies: Looking Back, Pushing Forward. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation.
Levkoe, C. (2015). Strategies for Forging and Sustaining Social Movement Networks: A Case Study of Provincial Food Networking Organizations in Canada. Geoforum 58: 174-183.
Levkoe, C., Brail, S., and Daniere, A. (2014). Engaged Pedagogy and Transformative Learning in Graduate Education: A Service Learning Case Study. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Special Issue on Preparing Graduate Students for a Changing World of Work 44 (3): 68-85.
Schiff, R., and Levkoe, C. (2014). From Disparate Action to Collective Mobilization: Collective Action Frames and the Canadian Food Movement. In: L. Leonard and S.B. Kedzior (eds.). Occupy the Earth: Global Environmental Movements. Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice. Volume 15: 225–253. Emerald Group Publishing.
Levkoe, C. (2014). The Food Movement in Canada: A Social Movement Network Perspective. Journal of Peasant Studies 41 (3): 1-19.
Levkoe, C. (2014). Lauren E. Baker: Corn meets maize—food movements and markets in Mexico. Agriculture and Human Values. Online.
Levkoe, C., and Wakefield, S. (2014). Understanding Contemporary Networks of Environmental and Social Change: Complex Assemblages within Canada’s “Food Movement.” Environmental Politics 23 (2): 302-320.
Levkoe, C., and Schiff, R. (2013). Le mouvement pour la sécurité alimentaire. Nouveaux Cahiers du socialism 9 hiver.
Levkoe, C. (2012). No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World. Book Review. Journal of Socialist Studies 8 (2): 252-255.
Levkoe, C. (2012). Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems. Book Review. Journal of Peasant Studies 40 (1): 293-297.
Levkoe, C., and Devila, C. (2012). Canadian Food Networks Map. In: D. Jensen and M. Roy (eds.). Food: An Atlas. The Cartography and GIS Education Lab, Geography Department, University of California at Berkeley.
Levkoe, C. (2011). Towards a Transformative Food Politics. Local Environment 16 (7): 687-705.
Levkoe, C. (2011). Propagating the Food Movement. Briarpatch 40 (5): 19-21.
Levkoe, C., and Wakefield, S. (2011). The Community Food Centre: Creating Space for a Just, Sustainable and Healthy Food System. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 2 (1): 249-268.
Levkoe, C., and Stephens, A. (2009). From School Meal Programs to Food Citizenship: Doing Food at George Harvey Collegiate Institute. In: C. Palassio, and A. Wilcox (eds.). The Edible City: Toronto’s Food from Farm to Fork. Toronto: Coach House Books.
Levkoe, C. (2006). Learning Democracy Through Food Justice Movements. Agriculture and Human Values 23 (1): 89-98.
Levkoe, C., and Saul, N. (2005). The Community Food Centre: Building Community, a Healthy Environment and Social Justice Through Food. In: Kirbyson, A.M. (ed.). Recipes for Success: A Celebration of Food Security Work in Canada. Independent Publishers Group: Chicago.
Levkoe, C. (2003). Widening the Approach to Food Insecurity: The Stop Community Food Centre. The Canadian Review of Social Policy 52: 128-132.