CV

Erica Zurawski

curriculum vitae last updated winter 2018

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz, currently

Advisors: Julie Guthman, Hillary Angelo, Lindsey Dillon

Research Interests: Food Studies, Feminist Studies, Urban Sociology & Geography


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013

International and Comparative Law Concentration


B.A., Spanish, Communication Arts-Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Global Cultures Certificate; Leadership Certificate


Academic + Professional Experience

Co-President, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Since 2019

Program Fellow, UC Santa Cruz Science & Justice Training, Since 2018

Member, University of California Santa Cruz Agri-Food Working Goup, Since 2018

Food Distribution Intern & Administrative Assistant, The GrowHaus Denver, Colorado, 2016 – 2017

Assistant Director of Events & Administration, University of Wisconsin Law School Research Centers, 2014 – 2015

Project Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Law School East Asian Legal Studies Center, 2013 – 2015

Student Bar Association 3L Graduation Speaker Selection Committee Chair, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013

Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin Law School Admissions Office, 2012 – 2013

Note & Comment Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012 – 2013

Malt & Barley Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012 – 2013

Member, Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2011 – 2013

Law School Student Ambassador & Tour Guide, 2011 – 2013

Student Bar Association Class Representative, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2010 – 2013

Volunteer, Legal Information Center, 2008 – 2010

Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistantships & Readerships

Winter 2019, Teaching Assistant, Sociology 105A: Classical Social Theory, UCSC

Fall 2018, Teaching Assistant, Community Studies 149: Political Economy of Food & Agriculture, UCSC

Summer 2018, Teaching Assistant, Environmental Studies 147: Environmental Injustice/Inequity, UCSC

Winter 2018, Teaching Assistant, Sociology 105B: Contemporary Social Theory, UCSC

Fall 2017, Reader, Sociology 185: Environmental Inequalities, UCSC

Guest Lectures

Summer 2018 Guest Lecturer in “Environmental Injustice/Inequity,” Department of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Fall 2017 Guest Lecturer in “Environmental Inequalities,” Department of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

Other Teaching Experience

Member Trainer & Committee Chair, Student Consultants and Speaker’s Bureau, UW-Madison, 2008 – 2010

Founder & Teacher, Students Advancing in Leadership, UW-Madison, 2008 – 2009

Co-Teacher & Committee Chair, Emerging Leaders Program, UW-Madison, 2007 – 2008

Publications

“The Phenomenon of the Park Slope Food Coop: The Stakes of De-Politicized Monotony.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies 5, no. 2. https://gradfoodstudies.org/2018/12/11/the-phenomenon-of-the-park-slope/

Review of Abbots, Emma-Jayne. The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food, and the Body. Graduate Journal of Food Studies 5, no. 1. https:// gradfoodstudies.org/2018/06/01/review-the-agency-of-eating/

Conference Presentations

(Upcoming Presentation)The Desert Shall Blossom as the Rose”: Linking Settler Colonialism, Environmental Racism, and Food Justice Organizing in North Denver at the Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society / Association for the Study of Food & Society 2019 Annual Meeting, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, June 2019

From Gold Rush to Reefer Madness: Linking Colonialism, Commodity Flows, and Gentrification Within Denver’s Food Justice Organizing” presented at the Graduate Association for Food Studies Future of Food Studies Conference, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, October 2018

The Politics of Consumption and Production: Moving Beyond ‘Justice’ in Food Justice Organizing” presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2018

Politics of Consumption vs. Politics of Production: A Dialectic Framework to Comparatively Analyze Food Justice and Food Sovereignty Organizing” presented at the ASA Consumers & Consumption Section Mini-Conference, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ, August 2018

Politics of Consumption vs. Politics of Production: A Dialectic Analysis of Food Access Organizing” presented at the Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society / Association for the Study of Food & Society 2018 Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, June 2018

Awards & Grants

Global Food Initiative Fellow, University of California Santa Cruz, UCOP, 2019

Summer Fellowship, University of California Santa Cruz, 2018

Regents’ Fellowship, University of California Santa Cruz, 2018

Sociology Department Fellowship, University of California Santa Cruz, 2017