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Bruckner, Heide Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Bruckner's work focuses on the promises and challenges of so-called “alternative” food systems. She raises questions as to social, cultural and economic inclusion of trends such as urban gardens, organic food, and animal-welfare certified meat. In past projects, she has emphasized participatory action research and engaged qualitative scholarship in settings as diverse as Honduras, Peru, Austria and Arizona.

keywords

  • food systems, political ecology, more-than-human geography, environmental justice, qualitative methods, engaged scholarship

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3422 - Political Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces students to political ecology, an influential approach to understanding society-environment relationships. Explores issues including different philosophies of nature and wilderness, the politics of conservation, causes of environmental degradation, environmental conflict and indigenous ecological knowledge. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1972.
  • GEOG 3612 - Geography of American Cities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces geography of American cities. Includes demographic and ideological contexts of urban development, emergence of the city system, location theory and rent models, and urban-economic problems.
  • GEOG 3682 - Geography of International Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Compares and contrasts global characteristics and processes of development, emphasizing the developing countries of the world. Integrates theories of development, specific development topics, and case studies to explore the problems of development. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1972 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092.
  • GEOG 3930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides an academically supervised opportunity for advanced geography or environmental studies majors to work in public and private organizations on projects related to the student's career goals and to relate classroom theory to practice. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
  • GEOG 4173 - Research Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the nature of research and develops pregraduate skills for geographic research, emphasizing problem definition, methods, sources, data interpretation, and writing. Recommended for students pursuing honors.
  • GEOG 4742 - Topics in Environment and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies peoples and their environments, including human modification of nature and cultural interpretation and construction of rural and urban landscapes. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1962 or GEOG 1972 or 1982 or GEOG 1992 or GEOG 2092.
  • GEOG 4772 - The Geography of Food and Agriculture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Course examines geographies of food systems through consideration of food as both a commodity and as culture. Topics covered include the political economy of global food systems, alternative food movements, and environmental factors, as well as interactions between food and gender, race, class, and culture. Previously offered as as a special topics course. Recommended prerequisites: GEOG 1972 or GEOG 1982 or GEOG 2092.
  • GEOG 4990 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Offers thesis research under faculty supervision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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