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Dawn King

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Phone: (401) 863-6986
Dawn_King@brown.edu

M. Dawn King is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Politics at Colorado State University and worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Geological Survey – conducting research on environmental decision-making models and internal governance of watershed management councils. Her areas of research and writing focus on urban agriculture and local food economies, environmental and LGBT social movements in Latin America, comparative environmental politics, urban sustainability policy, and sustainable development in Cuba - with works appearing in journals such as the International Journal of Public Administration, Environmental Management, Interface: A Journal For and About Social Movements, and Environmental Practice. Her current research investigates the role of regional food distribution systems in increasing economic viability for small and mid-size farmers. She is especially interested in what policies, initiatives, and land-use planning decisions best strengthen sustainable, local food economies and how these policies impact underrepresented populations.