My work focuses on the promises and challenges of so-called “alternative” food systems. I raise questions as to the degree of social, cultural and economic inclusivity of trends such as urban gardens, organic food, and animal-welfare certified meat. In particular, I am critical of how attempts towards food justice and sovereignty intersect with, and challenge, neoliberal forces in our food system. My past projects have emphasized participatory action research in settings as diverse as Honduras, Peru, Austria and Arizona.
Recent Courses Taught
- Spring 2022 GEOG 3422 Political Ecology
- Spring 2022 GEOG 3612 Geography of American Cities
- Fall 2021 GEOG 3682 Geography of International Development
- Fall 2021 GEOG 4173 Research Seminar
- Fall 2021 GEOG 4772 Food Geography
- Spring 2021 GEOG 3422 Political Ecology
- Spring 2021 GEOG 3612 Geography of American Cities
- Fall 2020 GEOG 3682 Geography of International Development
- Fall 2020 GEOG 4772 Food Geography
- Spring 2020 GEOG 3422 Political Ecology
- Spring 2020 GEOG 3612 Geography of American Cities
- Fall 2019 GEOG 4173 Research Seminar
- Fall 2019 GEOG 4742 Topics in Environment & Society: Food
Bruckner, HK, Loberg, L, Schaefburg, C, Teig, E, and Westbrook, M. 2021, “Free” food with a side of shame? Combating stigma in emergency food assistance programs in the quest for food justice,” Geoforum vol. 123, pp. 99-106.
Bruckner, HK, Colombino, A & Ermann, U 2019, “Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat,” Agriculture and Human Values, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 35-47.
Bruckner, HK & Kowasch, M 2019, “Moralizing meat consumption: bringing food and feeling into Education for Sustainable Development,” Policy Futures in Education, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 785-804.
Bruckner, HK 2018, “Beyond happy meat: body mapping (dis)connections to animals in alternative food networks,” Area, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 322-330.
Bruckner, HK 2016, “Jody Emel and Harvey Neo: Political ecologies of meat,” Agriculture and Human Values, vol. 33, no.3, pp. 739-740.