Phoebe Stephens: social economy and food systems

2018 Scholar Phoebe Stephens has co-authored a perspective article in the Canadian Food Studies Journal on social economy and food systems.

The article suggests that the study of social economy has to include deliberate consideration of its informal manifestations, and that food studies scholars are challenged now to develop a comprehensive body of scholarship that articulates impacts and value of social economy in creative and compelling ways.

The full article is available here.


Phoebe Stephens is a PhD candidate in social and ecological sustainability at the University of Waterloo. With the support of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Phoebe investigates sustainable food systems in Canada, with a specific focus on their growth through innovative financing mechanisms. Her Master’s thesis explored how the financialization of agriculture encourages land grabs.