Honors Theses


Jeanne Holcomb, Ph.D.


Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

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Honors Thesis


Women are one of the many vulnerable populations experiencing the detrimental effects of human-induced climate change, and our current system of food production is one of the largest contributors to this global problem. Not only do modern methods of food production contribute significantly to climate change, but they devalue women’s knowledge and strip away their opportunities. A number of communities and individuals have begun to work against this system and work towards food justice through small-scale farming and growing their own food. Through the use of ecofeminist scholarship and original interviews, this project examines the problems within our current food production system and suggests steps and solutions for moving forward. So long as women are being fed by the very same system that subordinates them they will never be truly liberated, making it necessary for feminist food justice.

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Undergraduate research


Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology