judith carney

Judith A. Carney


Department of Geography

1255 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Campus Mailcode: 152403

(310) 825-1216

Personal Website


Ph.D. in Geography, University of California, Berkeley 1986.

Research Interests

West Africa; gender, environment, and agricultural development; African Diaspora

Selected Publications

J. Carney and R.N. Rosomoff. In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009).

J. Carney. Reconsidering Sweetness and Power through a Gendered Lens, Food and Foodways, 16, no. 2(2008): 127-34.

J. Carney. The Bitter Harvest of Gambian Rice Policies, Globalizations, 5, no.2 (2008): 129-42.

J. Carney and M. Elias. “Revealing Gendered Landscapes: Indigenous Female Knowledge and Agroforestry of African Shea, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 40, no.2 (2006): 235-267.

J. Carney. “Rice and Memory in the Age of Enslavement: Atlantic Passages to Suriname,” Slavery and Abolition, 26, no. 3 (2005): 325-347.

J. Carney. “Gender Conflict in Gambian Wetlands,” R. Peet and M. Watts (eds.) Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements (Routledge: New York, 2004),pp. 316-335.

J. Carney. “‘With Grains in Her Hair’: Rice History and memory in Colonial Brazil,” Slavery and Abolition, 25, no.1 (2004): 1-27.

J. Carney. “African Traditional Plant Knowledge in the Circum-Caribbean Region,” Journal of Ethnobiology, 23, no.2 (2003): 167-185.

J. Carney and R. Voeks. “Landscape Legacies of the African Diaspora in Brazil,” Progress in Human Geography, 27, no.2 (2003): 139-152.

J. Carney. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001).