Hammelman, Colleen

Assistant Professor, Geography & Earth Sciences
McEniry 335



Post-doctoral fellow: University of Toronto (2016-2017)
PhD: Temple University (2016)
MA: American University (2006)
BA: Colorado State University (2004)

Areas of Research Interests:
Food and agriculture systems, sustainability, immigration, social justice, urban geography, Colombia and Argentina

Current Research:

Dr. Hammelman's current research focuses on the contestations of urban agriculture in the sustainable neoliberal city. In partnership with community organizations in Medellín, Colombia; Toronto, Canada; Rosario, Argentina, and Charlotte she studies urban migrant women’s methods for growing food in the city, how these practices are influenced by ecological gentrification driven by sustainability planning, and the ways migrant identity is shaped by rhetoric about their knowledge.

Selected Publications:
Hammelman, C. Investigating connectivity in the urban food landscapes of migrant women facing food insecurity in Washington, DC. Health & Place. 50, 89-97. 

Hammelman, C. (2017) Urban migrant women’s everyday food insecurity coping strategies foster alternative urban imaginaries of a more democratic food system. Urban Geography. 39(5): 706-725. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1382309

Hammelman, C. (2017) Relying on urban gardens within the building of a modern city. In: A. WinklerPrins (ed), Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory and Practice. CAB International