Nathan McClintock, PhD
Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751-USP
Portland, OR 97207 USA
Office: 350E Urban Center
Tel: +1 503 725 4064
Hello and welcome to my research website! I am a geographer and Assistant Professor in the Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning at Portland State University. Engaging with urban political ecology, critical urbanism, and food systems planning, my research explores food systems, cities, and the environment at multiple scales. Currently, my primary focus is on urban agriculture in North American cities. For more on my research, click here.
I am also affiliated faculty in the Department of Geography and the Ecosystems Services for Urbanizing Regions IGERT program at PSU. I also serve as chair of the Geographies of Food & Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, and am a contributing member of the Relational Poverty Network.
My work draws on seventeen years (and counting!) of domestic and international experience in sustainable agri-food systems, working as a researcher (US, Mali, Senegal, Mexico, Brazil), trainer/educator (US, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mali), journalist (Senegal), Peace Corps volunteer (Mali), food policy council member (Oakland), and farmer (NC & BC). I received my PhD in Geography at UC Berkeley in 2011, where my dissertation work focused on urban agriculture in Oakland, CA. My MS (2004) research at NCSU’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems focused on compost use and nutrient cycling in organic farming systems.
Finally, if you’re looking for Cultivating the Commons and the rest of my Oakland work, click here.