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:


mollypic (2) Molly Fredeen
MA International Development Studies. Molly’s research is concerned with Indigenous food security in Northern Canada. Specifically, she focuses on how the integration of traditional knowledge into modern food crop gardening techniques in communities can help address food insecurity. Molly is working directly with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon, and will be working with the community to enhance their local food production efforts.
RM Rachel Matheson
MA International Development Studies.  Rachel’s thesis research focuses on the challenges facing female urban farmers in Kampala, Uganda. More specifically, she is investigating how urban agriculture training programs in Kampala impact women’s ability to access and control resources that are vital to their food security. Rachel will be conducting fieldwork in Kampala, where she hopes to work directly with female farmers and the Kyanja Resource Centre to understand how female farmers can best be assisted in their urban agriculture practices.