I am a PhD student in sociology at the University of Toronto and a 2015 Trudeau Scholar. My work explores the intersection between migration, labour, and environmentally sustainable food systems. In particular, I am interested in how migrant farmworkers’ land-based knowledge can inform efforts to realize food justice and food sovereignty in Canada and the United States.
Some of the side projects in which I am currently involved are focused on humane jobs for non-human farm animals, ‘ethical’ meat, creative forms of organizing for precarious workers in food and farming, and food security in northern Canada. I have also been involved in community-based research with partners like Sustain Ontario and volunteer advocacy with the BC Employment Standards Coalition, Justicia for Migrant Workers, and the Umbrella Mobile Clinic.