Assistant Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning. Nathan is a geographer focusing on urban agriculture and food systems, and integrates methods from both the social and biophysical sciences, from soil sampling to social theory, to understand food systems, cities, and the environment across multiple levels and scales. His research draws on fifteen years of domestic and international experience in sustainable agri-food systems, working as a researcher (US, Mali, Senegal, Mexico, Brazil), trainer/educator (US, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mali), journalist (Senegal), Peace Corps volunteer (Mali), food policy council member (Oakland), and farmer (NC & BC). He received his PhD in geography from UC Berkeley in 2011 where his dissertation work focused on urban agriculture in Oakland, CA. His MS (2004) research at NCSU’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems focused on compost use and nutrient cycling in organic farming systems.
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