Environmental Justice; environmental anthropology; critical anthropologies of race; political ecology of health; feminist political ecology; Diverse Economies research; degrowth; critical agricultural geographies and geographies of possibility; Marxian theory; anarchist theory; waste, value, and materiality; blasted landscapes; pesticides and environmental toxins; biotechnology; Latin America.
I am motivated by a deep concern for the entwined degradation of the soil and the human body under industrial agriculture, and I hope that my work can contribute to the collective task of re-imagining socially and ecologically nontoxic food systems.
For my dissertation research, I am working in Argentina, where the rapid expansion of genetically modified soy monocultures since the mid 1990s has resulted in an array of socio-ecological problems including displacement, deforestation, soil and water degradation, and agrochemical contamination.
One aspect of my research examines the contested role of science in current controversies over agricultural biotechnology in Argentina. I look at the ways science has been used as both a crucial pillar of the legitimating discourse of agribusiness, and also as tool of anti-GM activists who are mobilizing under the banner of 'ciencia digna,' or dignified science.
Another aspect of my research concerns how #NiUnaMenos, a recent feminist insurgency in Argentina, expresses a coalitional politics which broadly links issues of reproductive justice, freedom from gender-based violence, and extractivism in terms of “sovereignty over ... bodies and territories."
Feeney, Ingrid Elísabet. (2017) “Por una Vida Digna: Science as Technique of Power and Mode of Resistance in Argentina.” Alternautas – (Re)Searching Development: The Abya Yala Chapter. Vol. 4, Issue 1.
Feeney, Ingrid Elísabet. (2015). “Reimagining the New Industrial City: articulating an alternative ethos of waste and production through ‘closing the loop’.” Society & Space Open Forum. August.