Maria Elisa Christie, Program Director, Women in International Development at the Office of International Research, Education and Development (OIRED), firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 526 Prices Fork (corner with Toms Creek)
At Virginia Tech Since: 2006
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Other activities and information
- 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
- Christie, Maria Elisa. 2008. Kitchenspace: Women, Fiestas and Everyday Life in Central Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press.
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)