Erin Nelson is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. She has expertise in sustainable food systems, agroecology, participatory action research, and Latin America, and her research interests include food security, community development, and knowledge networks. As a researcher, Erin engages with community because she feels that scholarship is most meaningful when it is embedded in longstanding, reciprocal relationships and research activities are co-designed to enable application in policy and practice. She has worked with community partners including the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Ontario Soil Network, and Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, as well as research centres in Latin America.
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