University of Colorado at Boulder

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Graduate Student

Eric Reiff

Urban backyard farming as a subversive performance, Social Construction of Nature, STS, Pol Ecology

Ph.D. Student of Geography

Mara Goldman (Faculty Advisor)

Research Interests

Generally my research is concerned with the power relations and processes through which pure or "natural" categories are constructed, bounded, concretized and then violated through intentionally subversive acts. My current research focuses on the Denver metropolitan area in which nearly every community is reimagining traditional understandings of the urban backyard and through it the categories of nature-society and rural-urban. This research is ultimately interested in the discursive and material drivers and consequences of these subversive acts.

Recent courses taught