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Assistant ProfessorAllison_Hayes-Conroy
329 Gladfelter Hall
1115 W. Berks St.



Critical food studies, Social movements, Feminist geography, Bodies, Affect, Feeling and emotion, Visceral geography, Colombia


Allison Hayes-Conroy received her M.A. in geography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her Ph.D. in geography from Clark University in 2009. She has published widely on critical approaches to food-body relationships and the politics of food. In 2015 Dr. Hayes-Conroy was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for her project in Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, examining the role of bodies, sensation, and body movement in youth-based creative activity and community engagement. The same project also engages undergraduate and graduate students in course-based research on similar themes in Philadelphia, PA, and complements another local, course-based project on the theme of critical nutrition. Allison Hayes-Conroy is also on the advisory board of Temple’s new Rad Dish Co-op and Café, and played a supportive role in their opening.

Selected Publications

Selected Books

  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison and Hayes-Conroy Jessica (eds). 2013. Doing Nutrition Differently: Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention. Critical Food Studies series. Ashgate.
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison. 2008. Reconnecting Lives to the Land: An agenda for critical dialogue. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / Associated University Presses, Cranbury, NJ.
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison. 2005. South Jersey under the Stars: Essays on Culture, Agriculture, and Place. Fairleigh University Press / Associated University Presses, Cranbury, NJ.

Selected Articles

  • Hayes-Conroy, A., & Sweet, E. L. Whose adequacy? (Re) imagining food security with displaced women in Medellín, Colombia. Agriculture and Human Values, 1-12.
  • Hayes-Conroy, Jessica and Hayes-Conroy, Allison (2012) Veggies and Visceralities: A political ecology of food and feeling. Emotion Space and Society.
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison and Hayes-Conroy, Jessica. (2010) Visceral Difference: Variations in Feeling Slow Food. Environment and Planning A. 42(12) 2956 – 2971
  • Hayes-Conroy, Jessica and Hayes-Conroy, Allison. (2010) Visceral Geographies. Geography Compass, 4/9: 1273–1283
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison. (2010) Feeling Slow Food: Visceral fieldwork and symmetrical research relations in the alternative food movement. Geoforum. 41(5) 734-742
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison and Martin, Deborah G. (2010) Mobilizing Bodies: Visceral identification in the Slow Food Movement. Trans. Inst British Geography. NS 35 269–281
  • Hayes-Conroy, Allison and Hayes-Conroy, Jessica (2008) Taking Back Taste: Feminism, Food and Visceral Politics, Gender, Place and Culture. 15(5)

Courses Taught

  • Sustainable Environments
  • Food Studies
  • History and Theory of Urban Studies
  • Bodies in Geography Classroom Studio