Jen Blecha profile picture

Jennifer Blecha

Associate Professor
Food justice, urban agriculture, waste and waste prevention, public policy, critical animal geographies, feminist and critical race geographies
Phone: (415) 405-2495
Location: HSS 265
Office Hours:
Tue: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.In-person &a.m.p; Zoom
Thu: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.In-person &a.m.p; Zoom

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007

Courses Taught

The Human Environment

Transforming Food and Ag Systems

Agriculture and Food Supply

Environmental Problems and Solutions

Geography of Garbage and Waste Reduction

Seminar in Cultural Geography: Human & Social Geography

Recent publications

Blecha, J. (2015). Regulating backyard slaughter: Strategies and gaps in municipal livestock ordinances. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 6(1), 33–48.

Blecha, Jennifer, and Helga Leitner. "Reimagining the food system, the economy, and urban life: new urban chicken-keepers in US cities." Urban geography 35.1 (2014): 86-108.

Blecha, Jennifer, and Adam Davis. "Distance, proximity, and freedom: Identifying conflicting priorities regarding urban backyard livestock slaughter."Geoforum 57 (2014): 67-77.