Current Students

I am committed to serving as an approachable and supportive mentor for students under my supervision.  I am always interested in hearing from potential students with shared interests in agricultural technologies, histories of development, political ecology, or environment and development more generally.  Please contact me at:


joeva-rock-bio-pic  Dr. Joeva Rock
GEAP3 Postdoctoral Researcher. Dr. Rock is an anthropologist whose research explores how international development shapes African foodways, political institutions and environmental governance. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on six years of ethnographic research with Ghanaian activists, farmers, scientists and officials embroiled in intense debates over agricultural futures, political sovereignty and biotechnology. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays Program and Wenner-Gren Foundation, and featured in African Affairs, Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Global Bioethics. Joeva holds a PhD from American University and is currently a Lecturer at UC Berkeley. She began working with the GEAP3 Network as a Postdoctoral Researcher in 2020.
Emily Fox Headshot Emily Fox
MA International Development Studies.  Emily’s research interests include environment, development, gender, and policy, and her thesis focuses on community responses to environmental disasters. Emily previously worked in research looking at the mental health impacts of flooding in New Brunswick, Canada. She will be studying the community response in Mauritius to the Wakashio Oil spill in July 2020 where she hopes to inform policy on disaster response.