Theresa Schumilas

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

Theresa is interested in the ways in which sustainable food movements in Canada are engaging with new on-line media spaces. Through ethnographic and action research approaches, Theresa studies how emerging digital economies and internet communication technologies are opening up new possibilities for linking together and scaling up grassroots food innovation and enabling new forms of on-line activism toward transforming  unsustainable food systems. She is also interested in how emerging agro-ecological and ‘new peasant’ movements are constructing new on-line spaces.

Theresa has been active in Canada’s organic and ecological agriculture movements for over 30 years, and operates a CSA and sustainable flower farm outside of Waterloo.