I am an anti-racist, decolonial, feminist scholar, using food and agricultural production as a lens to explore human-environment interactions and geopolitical spaces. I currently conduct research and teach at the University of Delaware in the Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences (link). I hold a joint appointment with the Department of Women & Gender Studies and am affiliate faculty in Latin American & Iberian Studies. I co-direct the Embodiment Lab with my colleagues Paul Jackson and Julie Klinger.
As a political geographer, I am primarily interested in investigating the multi-sited ‘geo’ of geopolitics and examining how it is written across space, place, and bodies. I draw from frameworks in critical and feminist geopolitics, political ecology, decolonial philosophy, and diverse economies to ground action-oriented research.
Specific topics that I focus on include:
- food justice
- food sovereignty
- home gardens
- urban food forests
- alternative agri-food systems
- agroecological systems
- fair trade
- the body
- breastfeeding, human milk expression, and donor human milk
- material relations
- diverse and community economies
My regional focus is primarily Latin America, however, I also conduct research in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and have previously worked in the Caribbean, Spain and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Audio & Video about my work:
Conversation with a Geographer: Dr. Lindsay Naylor Visiting Geographical Scientist Program – Grand Rapids Community College
“Professor Lindsay Naylor Brings Food and Geography Together.” WVUD Campus Voices
“Pushing good coffee: Beyond merely fair in search of ethical trade.” Eat This Podcast. Features Dr. Naylor’s research on fair trade coffee in Chiapas, Mexico.
Geography Matters! Listen to Drs. Lindsay Naylor and Paul Jackson discuss “Where & Why: Human Geography” on WVUD’s Campus Voices.