Siera Vercillo

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Assistant Professor
University of Toronto Scarborough

Siera’s research is broadly located in the fields of feminist geography, political ecology and critical development studies. Her work specifically focuses on linking the literature on agrarian and nutrition transitions, smallholder livelihood development, food sovereignty, rural-to-urban food systems, and household food security in northern Ghana where she has been working within communities for the past 10 years. Siera is teaching the following courses in the 2023-2024 academic year: ‘Gender in the Kitchen,’ ‘Special Topics in Food Studies: Food Sovereignty,’ and ‘Feeding the City: Food Systems in Historical Perspective.’