Food Studies Program

Kristin Reynolds

Visiting Faculty
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Office Location

120 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101


(207) 780-4490

Academic Degrees

  • Ph. D. in Geography from University of California, Davis


Kristin Reynolds is a critical human geographer and action-researcher based in New York City. Her work focuses on the intersections of urban food systems and social- and environmental justice. Dr. Reynolds; recent book Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (University of Georgia Press, 2016, with colleague Nevin Cohen) examines the work of farmers and gardeners using urban food production to dismantle oppression in food and environmental systems; and it explores the potential roles of scholars in supporting this work. Her new research examines environmental justice aspects of rooftop agriculture in New York and Paris. She also leads participatory evaluation for food and environmental organizations, including current projects on climate change education and food sovereignty. Dr. Reynolds regularly teaches courses on food systems and environmental policy at The New School in New York City, and at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography and M.S. in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.