Yi Wang, Human Geography PhD Candidate

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
MS Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis (2013)
BS Environmental Economics and Policy, University of California, Berkeley (2010)

Honours & Awards:
Ontario Trillium Scholarship (2014-2018)
High Distinction, UC Berkeley (2010)
Honors in the College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley (2010)

Supervisor(s):
Ryan Isakson

Contact Information:

yiwang.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Political economy of food and agriculture
  • Labor geographies
  • Hegemony and class formation
  • Articulations of race, class, gender

I am interested broadly in the contradictory socio-spatial relations and processes through which diverse subalterns come to experience, (re)produce, understand, and transform the world through labor. My current project focuses on how contemporary workers’ movements in the food service and retail sectors in the United States are rupturing ‘labor’ and ‘food’ as terrains of working class formation and of struggle over the production of nature.