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Jenny Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Development Sociology
Jenny Goldstein

Jenny is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, an Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow, and a core faculty member of Cornell's Southeast Asian Studies Program. From 2016-17 she was an Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future postdoctoral associate at Cornell, based in the Science & Technology Studies department. She is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics, intersections of data infrastructure and land governance, global food and agriculture systems, the financialization of land, and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.

She received a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, a M.A. in Geography from UCLA in 2009, and a B.A. in Architectural History & Theory from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2005. A native of New York, Jenny has conducted fieldwork in Indonesia, Myanmar, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Japan, and California. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Frog’s Leap Winery in Napa Valley, Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant in New York, and on farms in France and Italy.