Eric Reiff
Ph.D. 2016 • Urban backyard farming as a subversive performance, Social Construction of Nature, STS, Pol Ecology

Faculty Advisor: Mara Goldman

Research Interests

Generally my research is concerned with the power relations and processes through which pure or "natural" categories are constructed, bounded, concretized and then violated through intentionally subversive acts. My current research focuses on the Denver metropolitan area in which nearly every community is reimagining traditional understandings of the urban backyard and through it the categories of nature-society and rural-urban. This research is ultimately interested in the discursive and material drivers and consequences of these subversive acts.