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Episode 28 – Laurel Bellante: Southern Arizona’s Food Situation

July 2023


Dr. Laurel Bellante is a geographer whose research and teaching focus on food justice, food systems, and global environmental change. Bellante lived and worked in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas for six years before returning to the U.S. to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in human-environmental geography. Her research centered on small-scale Chiapas corn farmers struggling with a changing climate and neoliberal economic policies.

Dr. Bellante teaches several undergraduate courses, from an introduction to critical food studies to food justice, ethics and activism. She also co-leads the university’s Food Systems Research Lab with Dr. Gigi Owen, staff scientist with Climate Assessment for the Southwest.

Hosted and produced by Jeff Banister; post-production and edition by Carlos Quintero.

Notes and Resources

  • Related institutions:
    BA in Food Studies:
    Center for Regional Food Studies: (Subscribe to their newsletter here)
    Food Systems Research Lab


  • Relevant work by Dr. Bellante:
   Laurel Bellante, Megan A. Carney, and Gigi Owen – Interim report: State of the Tucson Food System 2022-23
   Gigi Owen, Eden Kinkaid, Laurel Bellante, and Sean Maccabe – State of the Tucson Food System: 2020-2021
   Laurel Bellante and Gary Paul NabhanBorders Out of Register: Edge Effects in the U.S.-Mexico Foodshed 
   Margaret Wilder, Diana Liverman, Laurel Bellante & Tracey Osborne – Southwest climate gap: poverty and environmental justice in the US Southwest
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