Stephanie Gagliardi

PhD Candidate

Physical & Environmental Sciences

University of Toronto, Canada

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My research is driven by a passion for food - its physical, social and political intricacies. My doctoral thesis, with the Integrative Agroecology Labexplores the dynamic links between ecosystem processes and multi-species functional traits in biodiverse agroecosystems through an agroecology lens. My research is supported by NSERC and collaborations with international researchers and farmers from CATIE and CIRAD. More recently, I have begun to explore food pedagogies and political ecologies of food.

Science education and communication are important aspects of my work. I am currently a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto, a Teaching Assistant Trainer for the science disciplines with the Teaching Assistants' Training Program, and a Course Instructor with the Geography Department at the University of Toronto. I also volunteer as a Creative Designer with The Valley, UTSC's first graduate journal, and was a member of the Let's Talk Science Challenge Committee at the University of Toronto.

Here you can find more information about my teaching experience, research themes and publications.