Sociology ProgramDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology Program

Sociology Faculty: Rachel Slocum

Rachel Slocum

Assistant Professor of SociologyRachel Slocum

Rachel Slocum - Stewart 251

Phone: 320- 308-4180

Research interests

Whiteness, race, alternative food practices, anti-racist alliance, feminist theory and methods, post structural theory, political ecology and theories of the socio-environment


Forthcoming. Thinking race through feminist corporeal theory:divisions and intimacies at the Minneapolis Farmers' Market. Social and Cultural Geography, 9(8)

Forthcoming. Introduction, co-authored with Susan J. Smith. Author meets critics for Arun Saldanha’s Psychedelic white: goa trance and the viscosity of race, Social and Cultural Geography

Forthcoming. The embodied politics of pain in US anti-racism. ACME: An E Journal of Critical Geographies, 8(1)

2007. Whiteness, space and alternative food practice. Geoforum. 38(3):520-533.

2006. Anti-racist practice in the work of community food organizations Antipode 38(2):327-349

2004. Polar bears and energy-efficient light bulbs—strategies to bring climate change home Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22(3):413–438.

2004. Consumer citizens and the Cities for Climate Protection campaign Environment and Planning A, 36(5):763-782.

Slocum, Rachel et al. (eds.) (1995) Power, process and participation: tools for change. London, Intermediate Technology Publications.



The National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Geography and Regional Science, Title of grant funded: Community food systems and anti-racist practice, 2004

The National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Urban commitments to greenhouse gas emissions abatement, 1999    

Fulbright Scholarship for MA research in Mali, Institute forInternational Education, United States Information Agency, 1994

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