Research interests: agrarian political ecology, geographical political economy, critical theory
Broadly, my research has focused on pesticide regulation and the political economy of U.S agriculture. Approaching the issue of pesticide regulation from a feminist political ecology perspective, my research has concerned the ways in which structural racism in the U.S food system is reproduced in gendered ways by neoliberal policy approaches to worker protection.
Barbour, M., & Guthman, J. (2018). (En)gendering exposure: pregnant farmworkers and the inadequacy of pesticide notification. Journal of Political Ecology, 25(1), 332-349. https://doi.org/10.2458/v25i1.23028
Guthman, J., & Barbour, M. (2017). Grower and worker perspectives in a dynamic regulatory environment for California’s strawberry industry. CASFS Research Briefs, 15. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/44z5j3ms