I am a sociologist and political ecologist studying agrarian change across the Circumpolar North, using ethnographic and archival research methods. As a PhD candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, I research the social and political processes that affect the design, management, and impacts of agricultural development in the Northwest Territories, Canada. I am interested in the ways people who produce food are positioned with respect to each other in forces beyond their control – the corporate food regime, settler colonialism, climate change, evolving policies of land management and use.
At the center of my work is a commitment to producing policy-relevant research, informed by rigorous qualitative research and analysis, which contributes to just and sustainable food systems. In my public action work, I contribute to the study and development of agro-ecological food systems. Please see the below publications for examples of this work.
Prior to studying agriculture in the Arctic, I studied the social processes of gender and class in livestock systems in East Africa and the politics of community agriculture in South Florida. You can find these associated papers through my ORCID.
If you’d like to contact me or follow my work, you can find me at:
Webpage: Mindy Jewell Price | Our Environment at Berkeley
Some of my work:
Price, Mindy. J., Latta, A., Spring, A., Temmer, J., Johnston, C., Chicot, L., Jumbo, J., & Leishman, M. Agroecology in the north: Centering Indigenous food sovereignty and land stewardship in agriculture “frontiers.” (2022). Agriculture and Human Values. doi: 10.1007/s10460-022-01312-7
Peterson-Rockney, M., Baur, P., Guzman, A., Bender, S. F., Calo, A., Castillo, F., De Master, K., Dumont, A., Esquivel, K., Kremen, C., La Chance, J., Mooshammer, M., Ory, J., Price, Mindy. J., Socolar, Y., Stanley, P., Iles, A., & Bowles, T. (2021). Narrow and brittle or broad and robust? Comparing adaptive capacity in simplifying and diversifying farming systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.564900
Price, M. J. (2022). Op-ed: Climate Change is Bringing Agriculture to the Arctic. Let’s Prioritize Food Sovereignty. Civil Eats, May 11. https://civileats.com/2022/05/11/op-ed-climate-change-agriculture-arctic-agroecology-food-sovereignty/