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Jennifer Lynne Kregear
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Phone
    831-459-4450 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 137
    • Merrill 123 (Grad Lab)
  • Office Hours By Appointment
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

Political Economy, Social Movements and Food Systems:  specifically, strategies to increase food security and develop sustainable food systems through policy, civil society, and political participation, and the popular resistance that develops around these issues, with a goal to increase access to nutritious food produced in a just way that supports the well-being of the environment and farmers and empowers marginalized groups in developing countries to thrive and be self-sufficient.

Biography, Education and Training

M.A. International Relations, Concentration in Latin American Politics and Inteernational Development, San Francisco State University, 2012.

B.A. Journalism, Concentration in Magazine Writing, San Francisco State University, 2008

Honors, Awards and Grants

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Syracuse University, 2018

Research and Innovation Fellowship for Agriculture, University of California, Davis, 2016-2017 International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam.  Supervisor:  Dr. Dindo Campilan

Selected Presentations

“Health-Wellness Connection:  What We Can Learn from Health Care About Partnering to Improve Financial Health in Low-Income Communities.”  Panel participant, Fifth Annual Assets Symposium, California Asset Building Coalition, San Francisco, 20 November 2014 (invited participant)

“Indigenous Democracy:  The Effect of the 2009 Constitution on the Level of Democracy in Bolivia,” Panel Presenter, Annual Conference, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Malibu, 5-6 November 2010

Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching comparative politics, international relations, international political theory, the political economy of food, Latin American politics, social movements, political ecology and the politics of development.