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Carley-Jane Stanton

Prairies, 2016

Carley-Jane Stanton
  • Current Place of Residence: Edmonton

  • University: University of Alberta

  • Current/Recent Course: BSc in Agriculture and Resource Economics

Carley-Jane Stanton is currently reading for the MPhil. in Environmental Change and Management. With a background in applied economics, plant science, and feminist social policy research, Carley-Jane has a foundation in and commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. As a city-dwelling food activist in Edmonton, Canada, Carley-Jane was involved in farming, farmers' markets, and community gardening; founded the Alder Food Security Society; and was the youngest citizen ever appointed to the Edmonton Food Council. Her current research interests include environmentalism, economic precarity, and feminist geography. Her graduate research explores responses to environmental change, economic uncertainty, and relationships with nature among morel mushroom foragers in wildfire-affected, oil-extraction communities in Northern Alberta, Canada.