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Bryan Dale

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Post Doctoral Fellow
Ph.D, Human Geography


Bryan Dale was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Culinaria Research Centre 2020-21. He completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Toronto in late 2018. His doctoral research focused on the potential expansion of ecological farming in the Canadian context as a means to fight climate change. Bryan is interested in food sovereignty and agroecology, and the political-economic and cultural aspects of social movement organizing to transform the food system. Through his postdoctoral work, he is analyzing the means by which ecologically grown food may be made more accessible to people regardless of income level, including through expanded cooperative and community-initiated distribution initiatives, and through appropriate government supports. As part of his postdoctoral work, Bryan is also the Project Manager of the Feeding the City: Pandemic and Beyond project (


PhD, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto, 2018

MA, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto, 2013



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Dale, B. (2020). Alliances for Agroecology: From Climate Change to Food System Change. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 44(5): 629-652.

Kepkiewicz, L. and B. Dale (2019). Keeping ‘our’ Land: Property, Agriculture and Tensions between Indigenous and Settler Visions of Food Sovereignty in Canada. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 46(5): 983-1002. 

Isaac, M.E., R. Isakson, B. Dale, C.Z. Levkoe, S. Hargreaves, V.E. Méndez, H. Wittman, C. Hammelman, J. Langill, A. Martin, E. Nelson, M. Ekers, K. Borden, S. Gagliardi, S. Buchanan, S. Archibald, A. Gálvez Ciani (2018). Agroecology in Canada: Towards an Integration of Agroecological Practice, Movement, and Science. Sustainability, 10,3299: 1-17. 

Ekers, M., C.Z. Levkoe, S. Walker and B. Dale (2016). Will Work For Food: Agricultural Interns, Apprentices, Volunteers and the Agrarian Question. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(3): 705-720. 



Dale, B. (2019). Farming Ecologically: The NFU in Ontario. In Desmarais, A.A. (ed.) Frontline Farmers: How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing, pp. 120-139.

Dale, B. (2017). Food Sovereignty Struggles in Quebec: Co-optation and Resistance. In Desmarais, A.A., P. Claeys and A. Trauger (eds.) Public Policies for Food Sovereignty: Social Movements and the State. New York: Routledge, pp. 126-143.