Assistant Professor

Wilkinson Hall

Wilkinson Hall 140

2601 SW Orchard Avenue

2601 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Research Interests

Political ecology; environmental justice; drivers and impacts of environmental change in rural (agricultural and coastal) landscapes; changing land-based livelihoods; sustainable and just food systems; feminist methodologies; Pacific Northwest and Latin America


Recent Publications

Emard, K., & V. Gordon. 2023. “My planting is to farm community”: Afro-Costa Rican women’s agrarian food practices. In Beyond the Kitchen Table: Exploring the Role of Black Women in Global Food Systems, ed. P. McCutcheon, L. Best, & T. Rajack-Talley. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-1-4696-7595-4

Shah, S.H., C.R. O’Lenick, A. Ramos-Valle, J.S. Wan, O.V. Willhelmi, K. Ash, C.M. Edgeley, M.J. Molina, J. Moulite, C.C. Pizzaro, K. Emard, et al. 2023. Connecting physical and social science datasets: Challenges and pathways forward. Environmental Research Communications, 5(9): 095007. 

Emard, K. 2022. Relationality and anti-oppressive geographic praxis. Gender, Place, and Culture, 29(11): 1505-1513

Gosnell, H., K. Emard, & E. Hyde. 2021. Taking stock of social sustainability and the U.S. beef industry. Sustainability, 13(21): 11860.

Emard, K., & L. Nelson. 2021. Geographies of global lifestyle migration: Towards an anticolonial approach. Progress in Human Geography, 45(5): 1040-1060.



Ph.D., 2020, The Pennsylvania State University, Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
M.S., 2010, Portland State University, Geography
B.S., 2007, Oregon Institute of Technology, Business Management