Colleen Hammelman

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Postdoctoral Fellow


Colleen’s postdoctoral research focuses on the contestations of urban agriculture in the sustainable neoliberal city. In partnership with community organizations in Medellín, Colombia; Washington, DC, USA; and Toronto, Canada, she studies urban migrant women’s methods for growing food in the city, how these practices are influenced by ecological gentrification driven by sustainability planning, and the ways migrant identity is shaped by rhetoric about their knowledge. Her recent publications include: Hammelman, C. (In Press) Relying on urban gardens within the building of a modern city. In: A. WinklerPrins (ed), Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory and Practice. CABI International and Hammelman, C. and Hayes-Conroy, A. (2015) Understanding cultural acceptability for urban food policy. Journal of Planning Literature. 30:1, 37-48. She received her PhD in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University where her dissertation focused on the spatiality of migrant women’s food insecurity coping strategies in Medellín, Colombia, and Washington, DC. She was awarded the James J. Parsons PhD Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (2015), the Harris Webber Graduate Fellowship from Temple University (2015), and a Dissertation Research Grant from the American Association of Geographers (2014).