Jeanne  Firth

Jeanne Firth

PhD candidate in Human Geography & Urban Studies

Department of Geography and Environment

About me

Jeanne holds a MSc from the LSE in Gender, Development and Globalization (Best Degree Performance Award). She served on the founding team of the Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, Louisiana and as the organization's first Assistant Director. She was the Co-Chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee and taught at the Payson School for International Development at Tulane University. Her PhD research is an ethnography of philanthropic foodscape interventions in New Orleans, Louisiana, now more than a dozen years after Hurricane Katrina and levee failure.

Research interests

Food, agriculture, hunger, the environment, gender, race, poverty, wealth, development, sustainability, celebrity humanitarianism, corporate philanthropy, feminist methodologies


Academic Supervisors

Sylvia Chant
Austin Zeiderman