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
Environmental inequality and justice
Agrifood and energy systems sustainability
Environmental and natural resource policy
Areas of Expertise
Community-based and participatory research
Social movements and social change
Carter, A. and A. Kruzic. In press. "'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. 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.
Basche, A. and A. Carter. 2019-2020. "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.
Local and community food systems & food justice
Women farmland owners and conservation adoption
Water and environmental justice
Grassroots movements to protect the commons
SS 2700 Introduction to Sociology (Fall Semesters)
SS 3110 Food Systems & Sustainability (Spring Semesters)
SS 3805 Environmental Justice (Alternating Spring Semesters)
SS 4211 Ethnographic Methods (Alternating Spring Semesters)
SS 4700 Communities and Research (Alternating Fall Semesters)
SS 5720 Social Thought and Contemporary Issues (Alternating Fall Semesters)