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For more information, visit Steffanie Scott's personal website.
Key Areas of Graduate Supervision
- Re-storying our connection to the land, nature connection, pedagogies about learning from the land, knowledge systems
- Contemplative practices (such as learning circles)
- Food sovereignty, food system sustainability & localization, organic/ecological/regenerative agriculture, permaculture, ethnobotany
Recent Courses Taught
GEOG 361: Food Systems and Sustainability
GEOG 426: Geographies of Development (Re-storying the land)
GEOG 460 Sustainable Food Systems: Regional Case Study
GEOG 700/800 Professional Skills in Geography
Research Interests and Community Engagement
I am leading a research project on "Learning from the Land: Developing Capacity for Place-Based Learning at the University of Waterloo." I co-led the Land Skills for Wellness and Sustainability project.
I served as co-Chair of the Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable and am past president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies.
- Ning Dai, Zhenzhong Si, and S. Scott. 2022. “Cultivating sustainable diets in China: Challenges and opportunities.” In Kathleen Kevany and Paolo Prosperi (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Diets. London: Routledge.
- Alesandros Glaros, Geoff Luehr, Zhenzhong Si, Steffanie Scott. 2022. “Ecological Civilization in Practice: A case study of urban agriculture in four Chinese cities.” Land.
- Zhenzhong Si and S. Scott. 2021. “Employing an Agroecological Approach to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study from China.” In CD Caldwell and Songliang Wang (eds.), Introduction to Agroecology. New York: Springer.
- Geoff Luehr*, Alesandros Glaros*, Zhenzhong Si and Steffanie Scott. 2020. “Urban agriculture in Chinese cities: Practices, motivations and challenges.” In Alec Thornton (ed.), Urban Food Democracy and Governance in North and South. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Taiyang Zhong, Zhenzhong Si, Steffanie Scott, Jonathan Crush *, Kui Yang, Xianjin Huang. 2021. “Comprehensive Food System Planning for Urban Food Security in Nanjing, China.” Land.
- Z. Si, T. Schumilas, W. Chen, T. Fuller, and S. Scott. 2020. “What Makes a CSA a CSA?”. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur L’alimentation, 7(1): 64-87.
- Charles Z. Levkoe, Irena Knezevic, Donna Appavoo, Andrea Moraes, S. Scott. 2020. “Serving Up Food Studies Online: Teaching About “Food from Somewhere” from Nowhere.” Food, Culture & Society. [10%] - Most-downloaded article of the year for the journal & winner of the Best Paper award for 2020.
- S. Scott, Zhenzhong Si, Theresa Schumilas, and Aijuan Chen. 2018. Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom Up Ecological Initiatives. Routledge.