Laura Livingston, Ph.D.
Joined Chatham: July 2022
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Laura Livingston is a food systems scholar that uses critical theories to investigate community-identified problems in the food system. On Eden Hall campus, she works with a phenomenal team of staff and students to steward our agricultural and land-based resources. Our agricultural enterprises include: beekeeping, mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, and maple.
ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST
Food systems, Critical theories, Community-based approaches
PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST
Being outdoors -- hiking, paddling, skiing, and general adventuring
- Ph.D., Environment and Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2022
- M.S., Agroecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2018
- B.A., Biology and Geology, Oberlin College, May 2013
- American Geophysical Union (August 2020-Current)
- American Sociological Association (June 2020-Current)
- American Evaluation Association (January 2019-July 2022)
Livingston, L. J. (2022). Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic: Community Engaged Scholarship in Food Systems. Journal of Agriculture, Land, and Human Values.
Livingston, L. J. (2021). Tracing Power from within: Learning from Participatory Action Research and Community Development Projects in Food Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stoecker, Randy, and Adrienne Falcón (eds). Handbook of Participatory Action Research and Community Development. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
Livingston, L. J, Strader, C. and Dawson, J. C. (2018). Creation of an Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Apprenticeship Program in Wisconsin. eOrganic, 6-9.
Lessons & Models from COVID-19 Pandemic: Community Engaged Scholarship in Food Systems. Will be presented at Agriculture and Human Values. Savannah, Georgia, May 18-21, 2022.
Innovative Initiatives in Conducting Community-Based Science and Training the Next Generation of Practitioners. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, Virtual, December 12, 2021.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Food Systems Scholarship and where we go from here. Presented at the International Association for Research on Service- Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Virtual Gathering, November 15, 2021.
Tracing Power from within using Institutional Ethnography. Presented at the Culture, History, and the Environment Symposium. Madison, Wisconsin, March 20, 2021.
Gompers Grows: A story of community-academic partnership. Accepted to Present at the Living Knowledge Conference. Groningen, The Netherlands, (Cancelled due to COVID- 19), 2020.
Organic Farm Manager Apprenticeship Program. Presented at the Organic Vegetable Production Conference. Madison, Wisconsin, February 2, 2020.
Participatory Evaluation. Presented at the Organic Vegetable Production Conference. Madison, Wisconsin, February 2, 2020.
This is your Song too: Colorblind Racism in the Online Phish Community. Presented at the Phish Studies Conference. Corvallis, Oregon, May 18, 2019.
Formalizing Apprenticeship Curriculum and Material Development. Presented at the Regenerate Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 30, 2018.
Nipped in the bud: curriculum creation process reproduces inequalities in sustainable agricultural education. Presented at the Agriculture, Food, and Human Society Conference. Madison, Wisconsin, May 28, 2018.
Designing an Apprenticeship Curriculum. Presented at the Community Food Systems Conference. Boston, MA, December 5, 2017.