Amy Trauger

Associate Professor

Phone: 706-542-2330
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geography-Geology Building, Room 138

Research Interests

food sovereignty, sustainable and alternative agriculture, human-environment interactions, gender and agriculture, indigenous political struggle, South Asia, Caribbean




  • Ph.D. (2005), Pennsylvania State University Geography and Women’s Studies
  • M.S. (2001), Pennsylvania State University Geography
  • B.A. (1998), University of Minnesota-Duluth Geography and Environmental Studies

Selected Publications

Trauger, A. (2017) “We Want Land to Live”: Space, territory and the politics of food sovereignty, UGA Press, Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series: Athens, GA. 

Trauger, A. (2014). Toward a political geography of food sovereignty. Journal of Peasant Studies 40th Anniversary Issue: Volume 2: Food Sovereignty: Critical Perspectives. 41(6): 1131-1152** *

Trauger, A. (2014) Is Bigger Better? Organic and Fair Trade Banana Production in the Dominican Republic. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104(5): 1082-1100*

Kurtz, H., Trauger, A. and C. Passidomo.  (2013) The contested terrain of biological citizenship in the seizure of raw milk in Athens, Georgia. Geoforum. 48: 136-144. 

Heynen, N., Kurtz, H. and A. Trauger (2012) Food justice, hunger and the city. Geography Compass. 6 (5): 304–311. ** *

Trauger, A. (2009) Space, networks and agency: networked spatial relations in sustainable agriculture. Area 41(2): 117–128. *

Trauger, A., Sachs, C., Barbercheck, M., Brasier, K., Kiernan, N.E., and J. Findeis (2008). Agricultural education: gender identity and knowledge exchange. Journal of Rural Studies 24 (4):  432–439. *

Graduate Students

Howerton, Gloria

Research Interests

Critical Race Theory, Education policy, Children's Geographies


Parker, Lowery

Research Interests

Sovereignty and State Theory, Development and Colonialism, Politics of Philanthropy, Agricultural Innovation and Society