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Elizabeth is an associate professor in the Society and Environment Division (S&E) of the
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) department at the University of
California, Berkeley whose research, life, and community work focuses on food sovereignty and
environmental justice. Based on collaborations with tribal communities across the US, Elizabeth
has published books and articles about Native American food sovereignty and seed rematriation;
environmental reproductive justice; the social and cultural impacts of fish advisories; and tribal
citizen science and community based participatory research. Her first book, The River is In Us;
Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community
, (2017) is an ethnographic exploration of Mohawk
responses to Superfund contamination and environmental health research, as well as community
based efforts to revitalize local food systems. Her second book project From ‘Garden Warriors’
to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement
(forthcoming) explores Native
American farming and gardening food sovereignty projects, the importance of heritage seeds, the
role of Native chefs in the food sovereignty movement, and convergences between the food
sovereignty and anti-pipeline/anti-mining/ environmental justice movements.  When she’s not
writing and teaching, Elizabeth enjoys getting her hands in the dirt, and trying new foods.

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