Jed DeBruin

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  • PhD Student
  • Graduate Instructor
  • Geography
  • Geography
1422 Patterson Office Tower
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Research Interests:

M.A. Geography, West Virginia University (2019)

B.A. Geography, The Ohio State University (2017)


Jed DeBruin (he/him) is a third-year PhD student and graduate instructor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Jed's research interests include food justice, race & racism, political economy (especially Marxian economics), Appalachia, and political ecologies. He is currently preparing his dissertation research integrating archival methods on Black farming history in Appalachian Kentucky with oral histories with present-day Black farmers in the region. Outside of his research, he is an avid backyard chicken farmer.


Graduate Instructor: 

   GEO 161 - 002 Global Inequalities (Fall 2021) 

   GEO 261 - 210 Global Dynamics of Health (Summer 2021)

   GEO 161 - 002 Global Inequalities (Spring 2021) 

   GEO 261 - 230 Global Dynamics of Health (Winter 2020-21) 

   GEO 261 - 201 Global Dynamics of Health (Fall 2020) 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 

    GEO 261 Global Dynamics of Health (Spring 2020) 

    GEO 261 Global Dynamics of Health (Fall 2019)

Selected Publications: 

DeBruin, J. (2021). Review of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese. Society & Space

DeBruin, J. (2019). "Super-Localizing Food as Tourism Development™: Producing the 30 Mile Meal™ in Athens, Ohio". Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. West Virginia University Research Repository, Morgantown, WV. 

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