Our work spans multiple geographies and includes initiatives related to research, education, and outreach. The Institute Team comprises the core group for strategy and implementation of Institute programs and initiatives.

Institute Team  |  Graduate Students  |  Global Advisory Board  |  UVM Collaborators

Global Collaborators  |  UVM Affiliates  |  IFA Peers (Alumni)

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Associate Director of Research

Agroecology Transformations, Governance of Food Systems, Knowledge Mobilization, Participation and Power, Transformative Action Research, Learning and Pedagogy, Use of Media and Narratives for Transformative Change, People’s Knowledge

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Research Associate

Agroecology, socio-ecological systems and agricultural practices that sustain both farmers and healthy landscapes

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Ph.D. Student, Food Systems; Co-coordinator of Andes Region in Agroecology Support Team

Food systems, climate change, urban agriculture, agroecology, sustainability, nature and health, participatory action research

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Associate Director of Community and Learning

Transformative agroecology, food sovereignty, critical participatory action research (PAR), multiple ways of knowing, scholar activism

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Assistant Research Professor

Agroecology, indigenous people, rural studies, public health nutrition, social marketing, applied participatory research

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Postdoctoral Associate

Transformative agroecology, equitable models of land access, soil health, participatory action research, agroecology pedagogy

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Operations Manager

Organizational learning & culture, relational systems change & compassionate systems awareness, unsettling self/systems, cultivation of relational space for change, post-sustainability & place-based education, reciprocal healing, and youth leadership

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Vic Izzo

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Head of Undergraduate Education

Evolutionary Ecology, Entomology, Sustainable Pest Management, Agroecology, Conservation Ecology

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Extension Coordinator

Entomology, Biological Control, Insect Agroecology, and Sustainable Agriculture

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Research Associate, Agroecology Support Team

Agroecology, Rural Social Movements, Peasant Economy, Food Sovereignty, Popular Education

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Faculty Director

Agroecology, Participatory Action Research, Food Security and Sovereignty, Transdisciplinarity, Agroecology Principles