BillMaria Elisa Christie, Program Director, Women in International Development at the Office of International Research, Education and Development (OIRED), mechristie@vt.edu
Office: 526 Prices Fork (corner with Toms Creek)
Phone:
540-231-4297
At Virginia Tech Since: 2006
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2003

 

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Research Interests:
  • Gender, Agriculture, and Development   
  • Feminist Political Ecology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Geography of Food, Cuisine, and Kitchenspace

Guest lectures at Virginia Tech 2009-2010:
  • Gender Equity, Capacity building, and Research in IPM; Participative Methodologies in a Peanut and Aflatoxin project in Uganda; International Development Planning Studio, UAP 5764/ CRN 17506
  • Cultural Ecology of Corn: Fiestas and Kitchenspace in Central Mexico; World Crops and Cropping Systems, CSES 3444/ CRN 91821
  • Gender, Peanut and Aflatoxins: Participative Training and Education in East Africa; Gender and Education, EDCI 5784/CRN 92397
  • Gender Global Theme in IPM CRSP; Globalization and Horticulture, HORT 218

Courses and seminars previously taught (prior to Virginia Tech)

World Regional Geography; Economic Geography and Globalization; Cultural and Political Ecology; International Conservation and Development; Geography of Food, Cuisine, and Kitchenspace; Political Ecology of Globalization and Environmental Degradation; Diversity and Globalization; Cultural Ecology; Culture and Environment: Introduction to Cultural Geography; Spanish;  Spanish Conversation.

Training Workshops (for USAID IPM CRSP): Gender and Participative Methodologies in Agricultural Research


Books:
  • Christie, Maria Elisa. 2008.  Kitchenspace: Women, Fiestas and Everyday Life in Central Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Recent Articles:

  • Christie, Maria Elisa. 2010. Gendered Spaces, Gendered Knowledge: A Cultural Geography of Kitchenspace in Central Mexico. Book chapter in Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions. Ed. Elizabeth Moore Willingham. Sussex Academic Press.

  • Christie, Maria Elisa, Peace Kyamureku and Archileo Kaaya. 2010. Farmers’ Stories from Kamuli:   groundnut stories, recipes and everyday life.Kampala, Uganda: DESIGNiT, Ltd.
  • Lamb, J., K. Moore and M.E. Christie. 2010. Research Framework for Technology Network and Gendered Knowledge Analyses. Working Paper No. 01-10. Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP). Office of International Research, Education and Development (OIRED), Virginia Tech. February 2010. (http://www.oired.vt.edu/sanremcrsp/documents/WorkingPapers/01-10Gender.pdf)
  • Christie, Maria Elisa. 2007. Kitchenspace, Fiestas, and Cultural Reproduction in Mexican House-lot Gardens. (Reprinted from The Geographical Review.) In The Introductory Reader in Human Geography, edited by William Moseley, David Lanegran, and Kavita Pandit. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.)
  • 2006.  Kitchenspace: Gendered Territory in Central Mexico. Savouring the Kitchen, Special Issue on Kitchens (Part 2): Gender Place and Culture, 13(6).
  • 2004. Kitchenspace, Fiestas, and Cultural Reproduction in Mexican House-lot
    Gardens. The Geographical Review 94(3): 368-390.
  • 2004. The Cultural Geography of Gardens. The Geographical Review. 94(3): iii-iv.
  • 2004. Guest editor.Special Issue: People, Places and Gardens. The Geographical Review. 94(3).
  • 2004. CLAG Outstanding Service Award for 2004. Journal of Latin American Geography 3(1): 132-133.
  • 2002. Naturaleza y sociedad desde la perspectiva de la cocina tradicional mexicana: género, adaptación y resistencia. Journal of Latin American Geography 1(1): 17-42.
  • 2002. El indígena y la tierra: dos novelas mexicanas, dos verdades. Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, (7)16: 22-29.

Grants and Awards:

  • USAID/Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP).
    Gendered Knowledge. $250,000. (2009-2014)
    Gendered access to markets: Gendered Networks and Livelihood Alternatives. $111,000. (2007-2009)
  • USAID/Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP).
    Improving the health and livelihood of people of East Africa by addressing  aflatoxin and gender-related constraints in peanut production, processing and marketing. $619,997. (2007-2012)
    Gender Issues in Aflatoxin Incidence and Control in Groundnut Production Systems of West Africa. $79,978. (2006-2007)
  • USAID/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP).
    Gender Global Theme: Gender Equity, Capacity building, and Research in IPM. $550,000. (2009-2014)
    Gender Program.  $35,000. (2007-2009)