Graduate Directory

Stephanie Webb
  • Title
    • Doctoral Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Annex, 234
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA

Summary of Expertise

Political ecology, fisheries and food systems, human-nature geography, commodity chain studies, and consumer science

Research Interests

Power and globalization, seafood security, small-scale fisheries, Blue economy, equity and traceability in seafood, and alternative food networks

Honors, Awards and Grants

Research fellowships & grants

2020 Women’s Club Scholarship

2019 Chancellor Dissertation Fellowship, UCSC

2019 Heller Agroecology Grad Fellowship, UCSC

2018 Global Food Initiative Fellowship, UC Office of the President

2018 GSA Travel Grant, UCSC

2018 ENVS Summer Research Grant, UCSC

2018 Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students, UCSC

2018 Heller Agroecology Grad Fellowship, UCSC

2017 National Science Foundation I-Corps Fellowship

2017 ENVS Summer Research Grant, UCSC

2017 Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students, UCSC,

2017 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program, UCSC

2017 Heller Agroecology Grad Fellowship, UCSC

2016 Research Innovation Fellowship in Agriculture, (RIFA) Fellowship, Cairo, Egypt

2015 ENVS Summer Research Grant, UCSC

2015 GSA Travel Grant, UCSC

2015 Regents Scholarship, UCSC

Awards & honors

2018 Business Design Showcase, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurs, 1st Place

2017 David Gaines Environmental Studies Award

2017 Concur, Inc. Scholarship, Honorable mention

2017 IDEAS Hub, UCSC

2017 Big Ideas, UC Berkeley, 2nd Place Winner, Technology for Sustainable Fisheries

2016 Blum Center Award on Poverty, Social Enterprise and Participatory Governance

2011 Oregon Sea Grant Endorsement for NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship


Selected Presentations


2019 “Trash fish: a list of the sustainable seafood we should be eating.” Huffington Post by Amanda Balagur (link)

2019 “There will be no commercial herring catch in SF Bay this year.” San Francisco Chronicle by Tara Duggan. (link)

2016 “Egyptian chefs put farmed tilapia to the taste test.” WorldFish Press Release by Mona El Azzazy (link)

2013 “Fair fish on San Francisco fisherman’s wharf.” Earth Island Journal by Zoe Loftus-Farren (link)

2012 “Knowing your farmer – and your fisherman.” Ecotrope OPB by Cassandra Profita (link)


Teaching Interests

Marine and coastal policy, environmental policy, environmental economics, political economy