- Assistant Professor, Environmental/Energy Justice
- PhD, Sociology and Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
- MS, Rural Sociology, Iowa State University
- MFA, Creative Writing, University of Arizona
- BA, English and French, University of Iowa
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental & rural sociology
- Community-based and participatory research
- Social movements and social change
- Gender & ecofeminism
- Agrifood systems
- Burkett, E. and A. Carter. 2020. "It's Not about the Fish: Women's Experiences in a Gendered Recreation Landscape. Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
- Carter, A. and A. Lazaro Lopez. 2019. "Rebranding the Farmer: Formula Story Revision and Masculine Symbolic Boundaries in US Agriculture." Feminist Formations 31:3: 25-50.
- Carter, A. and A. Kruzic. 2019. "'No Soil in Our Oil!": Shifting Narratives from Commodities to the Commons." in Social Movements Contesting Natural Development. John Devlin, Ed. New York: Routledge.
- Carter, A. 2019. "We Don't Equal Even Just One Man": Gender and Social Control in Conservation Adoption." Society & Natural Resources 32(8): 893-910.
- Carter, A., B. Wells, and A. Kruzic. 2019. "Social Justice, Corporate Influence, and Development: Defending the Public Interest at a State University." Theory in Action 12(1): 54-85.
- Carter, A., C. Chennault, and A. Kruzic. 2018. "Public Action for Public Science: Re-Imagining the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture." Capitalism Nature Socialism 29(1): 69-88.
- Carter, A. and A. Kruzic. 2017. "Centering the Commons, Creating Space for the Collective: Ecofeminist #NoDAPL Praxis in Iowa." Journal of Social Justice 7:2-22.
- Carter, A. 2017. "Placeholders and Changemakers: Women Farmland Owners Navigating Gendered Expectations." Rural Sociology 82(3): 499-523.
- Carter, A. 2017. "Changes on the Land: Gender and Power of Social Networks." Pp. 76-93 in Land Justice: Re-Imagining Land, Food and the Commons in the United States. Eric Holt-Gimenez and Justine Williams, eds. Oakland: Food First.
- Carter, A., B. Wells, J. Soulis, and A. Hand. 2016. "Building Power Through Community: Women Creating and Theorizing Change." Pp. 225-239 in Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches. Amber J. Fletcher and Wendee Kubik, eds. New York: Routledge.
- Carter, A., C. M. Prado-Meza, J. Soulis, and D. Thompson Bello. 2014. "Students Creating Curriculum Change: Sustainable Agriculture and Social Justice." Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 3(1):article 5.
- Carter, A., M. Seguin, R. Pressley. Jan 2020-Sept 2021. Seeding Rural Development: Creating Resiliency Through Gardening. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. $19,147.
- Carter, A. Jan-Dec 2020. Growing Food, Feeding Communities of Practice: Preliminary Analysis of Community Food Provider Networks in Western Upper Peninsula. Rural Sociological Society Early Career Award. $1,680.
- Carter, A. Jan-Dec 2020. Western Upper Peninsula Communities Food Systems Assessment Phase 1. Portage Health Foundation Research Excellence Fund Seed Proposal. $21,111.
- Gofan, A., A. Wellstead, and A. Carter. October 2019-October 2021. Era of 'Labification': Solving Disruptive Social Problems through Policy and Social Innovation Labs. Binational Science Foundation. $168,194.
- Gierke, J., A. Mayer, L. Bowman, A. Carter, F. Liu. May 2019-2022. Collaborative Research: Coupling participatory and hydrological research for adapting to extreme hydrometeorological events in agricultural communities in El Salvador. National Science Foundation IRES Track III: Collaborative Research. $881,974.
- Basche, A. and A. Carter. 2019-2021. "Partnering in Conservation: Engaging Women Farmland Owners and their Tenants in Collaborative Conservation Planning." North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Partnership Grant. United States Department of Agriculture. $40,000.
- Collaboration with the Western UP Food Systems Collaborative studying community food systems & food justice
- Ongoing analysis of Western UP food systems knowledge and food exchange networks to inform programmatic interventions and policy recommendations
- Current community-based research project creating and studying use of therapy and culinary gardens among at-risk populations at the Barbara Gundlach Women's Shelter in Calumet, MI and Horizons Alternative High School in Mohawk, MI
- Collaborations with Women, Food and Agriculture Network studying women farmland owners and conservation adoption
- On-going River Stories: Views from a Watershed photovoice project with women landowners & farmers in Iowa's most polluted watersheds
- Grassroots movements to protect the commons, including research studying Dakota Access Pipeline resistance and advocacy for clean water in Iowa
- SS 2700 Introduction to Sociology
- SS 3110 Food Systems & Sustainability
- SS 3805 Environmental Justice
- SS 4211 Ethnographic Methods
- SS 4700 Communities and Research
- SS 5720 Social Thought and Contemporary Issues