Lowery Parker, PhD

Lowery has a master’s degree in international policy and a PhD in geography and integrative conservation, both from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the politics of agricultural investment in Africa, exploring issues related to philanthropy, genetically modified crops, and food sovereignty. Her interest in food politics stems from a childhood growing up on a family farm in southwest Georgia as well as her experience living in Niger as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has worked on farms and in restaurants committed to building local food systems and has conducted applied research on agricultural issues such as irrigation efficiency and the social effects of large-scale commodity crop production. This is her third time teaching with IHP – Food Systems.


  • PhD, University of Georgia
  • MA, University of Georgia
Lowery Parker, PhD

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IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice

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SIT Graduate Institute

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MA in Development Practice

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