Highlighting Members’ Achievements

During the past year, our GFASG members have made great achievements in areas of research, teaching, and community services. Below are some selected awards and honors:

Angela Babb (Associate Instructor at Indiana University) received Campus Catalyst Award, Excellence in Student Leadership from the Indiana University Office of Sustainability.

Billy Hall (PhD Candidate at Florida International University) was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship at UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Black Studies. His research takes an ethnohistorical approach to examine the formations of ‘food deserts’ in Miami’s low-income black neighborhoods and how these community food environments are being altered by — and altering — broader processes of gentrification.

Emma Mullaney (PhD Candidate of Geography & Women’s Study at Penn State) was selected to serve as a Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) Fellow with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as one of approximately 700 experts selected from all UN countries to participate in the global and regional assessments.

Katia R. Avilés-Vázquez (PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and GFASG Board Member) was selected for an EPA Environmental Champion Award. Each April, EPA honors individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to improving the environment during the prior year in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Susanne Freidberg (Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College) received an NSF award (co-funded by the GSS and STS programs) for the project “Contending with metrics in the corporate food supply chain.”