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Jed DeBruin

Education

M.A. Geography, West Virginia University (2019)

B.A. Geography, The Ohio State University (2017)

Biography

Jed DeBruin (he/him) is a fourth-year PhD candidate and graduate instructor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Jed's research interests include food justice, race & racism, political economy (especially Marxian economics), Appalachia, and political ecologies. He is currently preparing his dissertation research integrating archival methods on Black farming history in Appalachian Kentucky with oral histories with present-day Black farmers in the region. Outside of his research, he is an avid backyard chicken farmer.

Teaching

Graduate Instructor: 

   APP 200 - 210 Introduction to Appalachian Studies (Summer 2022)

   GEO 161 - 002 Global Inequalities (Fall 2021)

   GEO 261 - 210 Global Dynamics of Health (Summer 2021)

   GEO 161 - 002 Global Inequalities (Spring 2021)

   GEO 261 - 230 Global Dynamics of Health (Winter 2020-21)

   GEO 261 - 201 Global Dynamics of Health (Fall 2020) 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 

   GEO 161 Global Inequalities (Fall 2022)

   GEO 261 Global Dynamics of Health (Spring 2020)

   GEO 261 Global Dynamics of Health (Fall 2019)

Selected Publications:

Manalansan IV, M., DeBruin, J., Mandelo, L., & Mullins, S. (2022). Constellations of strange bodies: Engaging with the concept of mess and its shifting, swirling conditions. disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 30(1), 3. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/vol30/iss1/3/. 

Gillespie, K., Castro, A., DeBruin, J., & Ferguson, K. (2022). Studying other species: Understanding the webs of living. disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 30(1), 11. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/vol30/iss1/11/. 

Reber, D., Koch, E., Castro, A., DeBruin, J., Ferguson, K., & Saindon, J. (2022). Whose ethics?: Thinking multispecies relationships through the pandemic classroom. disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 30(1), 12. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/vol30/iss1/12/. 

Slaymaker, D., Stallins, T., Castro, A., DeBruin, J., Ferguson, K., & Saindon, J. (2022). Animals: The ultimate radical. disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 30(1), 13. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/vol30/iss1/13/. 

DeBruin, J. (2021). Review of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese. Society & Space. https://www.societyandspace.org/articles/black-food-matters-review.

DeBruin, J. (2019). "Super-Localizing Food as Tourism Development™: Producing the 30 Mile Meal™ in Athens, Ohio". Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. West Virginia University Research Repository, Morgantown, WV. https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/etd/3859.