Instructor: Judith Carney
Judith Carney is professor of Geography at UCLAand conducts research in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Her research examinesgender, food systems, and agroecological change in sub-Saharan Africa and African contributions to New World environmental history. Professor Carney has authored numerous research articles and two award-winning books: Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2001), which received the Melville Herskovits Book Award. In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World (University of California Press, 2009), was awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017 and made a fellow of the Association of American Geographers (AAGs) in 2018. Other professional recognition includes the AAGs' Distinguished Scholarship Honor, the Netting Award for bridging geography and anthropology, and the Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award. Her research has been supported by the National Geographic Society, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.