Amanda Shankland is a PhD Candidate with specializations in Comparative Politics and International Relations. She holds a Masters’ degree in Public Policy and Administration and a BA hon. in Arts and Contemporary Studies, both from X (Ryerson) University. Rooted in the fields of food and environmental politics, her dissertation uses a discursive analysis to explore water management in Australian agricultural communities. Some of her areas of expertise include social ecology, environmental discourse, agriculture, and food politics. She has taught courses in global politics and food politics at Carleton and is currently teaching a course in food politics at the University of Ottawa. She is completing her dissertation and writes extensively on the social, cultural, and environmental consequences of our modern food system.