Annelise Straw

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  • PhD Student
  • Research Assistant
  • Geography
  • Other Affiliations:
Research Interests:

M.A. Global Environmental Policy, American University (2019)

B.A. International Relations, American University (2018)

University Appointments

Research Assistant:

The Food Connection - Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID-19 (collaboration between USDA-AMS, Colorado State University, and the University of Kentucky) (2021-2022)

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 

GEO 162 Intro to Global Environmental Issues (Spring 2021)

GEO 130 Earth's Physical Environment (Fall 2020)

GEO 135 Global Climate Change (Fall 2020)


Annelise Ivy Straw is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Annelise's work focuses on food and agriculture and its various intersections with social and environmental justice. Annelise is also a Research Assistant on The Local and Regional Food System Recovery and Resilience Project 2.0, an initiative led by the USDA-AMS with cooperating researchers and community partners focusing on translating lessons learned from local and regional food systems stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneous social crisis into collaborative strategies for fostering recovery and equitable approaches to food systems resilience. 

Selected Publications: 

Book Reviews (Invited)

2021                 Straw, A. Review of Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers, by Eli Revelle Yano Wilson. For Food, Culture and Society. DOI:


Public Scholarship

2022                 Straw, A. “No land, No life - The Debilitating Structures of Black Land Loss in the U.S. South,” History News Network, 1/16/2022.