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Jessica Hayes-Conroy

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Joined the faculty in 2011

Ph.D. Penn State University, 2009 (Geography and Women's Studies)
M.A. University of Vermont, 2005 (Geography)
B.A. Bryn Mawr College, 2003 (The Growth and Structure of Cities)

Current Scholarly Interests
My research focuses on the intersection of food activism, bodily health, and socio-spatial difference. Trajectories and questions within this focus include an examination of the role that school garden and cooking gardens play in encouraging food-based social change, an analysis of dietary decolonization as a strategy of nutrition intervention, and a study of the impacts of the March 11, 2011 Japan disaster on the feeding habits of female caregivers in rural and urban contexts.

Courses Taught & Teaching Interests
The Politics of Health
Food, Feminism, and the Body
Place and Health
Feminist Theory & Methods
Gender and Geography

Selected Published Work
Hayes-Conroy, Jessica (2010) "School Gardens and 'Actually Existing' Neoliberalism," Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 33(1)

Hayes-Conroy, Jessica (2009) "Get Control of Yourselves! The Body as ObamaNation," Environment and Planning A, 41(5)

Hayes-Conroy, Allison and Jessica Hayes-Conroy (2008) "Taking Back Taste: Feminism, Food and Visceral Politics," Gender Place and Culture, 15(5)

Davis, Jeffery Sasha, Jessica Hayes-Conroy and Victoria M Jones (2007) "Military Pollution and Natural Purity: Seeing Nature and Knowing Contamination in Vieques, Puerto Rico," GeoJournal, 69(3)

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