Grad Students

Jenny Elaine Goldstein

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Fields of Study

Political Ecology, Critical Development Studies, Ecological History, Science and Technology Studies, Food and Agriculture, Southeast Asia


Judith Carney 
Susanna Hecht 
John Agnew 
Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA Sociology) 
Nancy Peluso (UC Berkeley)


UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship 2014-15
Fulbright IIE Fellowship, 2014 
UC Pacific Rim Research Program Graduate Fellowship, 2013-14 
American Institute for Indonesian Studies Fellowship, 2013 
Geography Dept Barbara Maida Award, 2012-13 
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (Ecological History), 2012 
UCLA International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship, 2012 
UCLA Asia Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2012 
UCLA Lemelson Fellowship for Indonesian Studies, 2011, 2012, 2013 
Geography Dept Graduate Paper Award, 2011 
Southeast Asian FLAS Fellowship, Indonesian, 2010-11, 2011-12 
State Dept. Critical Language Scholarship in Indonesia, 2010 
UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship 2009-10 
UCLA Institute of Research on Labor and Employment grant, 2009 
UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship 2008, 2010


Dissertation: Scientific Knowledge, Climate Change, and the Remaking of Indonesia's Peatlands


PhD Candidate, Dept of Geography, UCLA

M.A. 2009: Dept of Geography, UCLA. Thesis: The Rapid Rise of Rwanda's Specialty Coffee Industry: Integrating Locality-Based Taste into a Global Marketplace 

B.A. 2005: Theory and History of Architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University. Thesis: Living Within the Grid: Reading Kyoto, Japan's Historical Urban Landscape through Henri LeFebvre



Goldstein, J.E. 2014. The Afterlives of Degraded Tropical Forests: What Value for Conservation and Development? Environment and Society: Advances in Research (forthcoming)

Goldstein, J.E. 2012. Farm Bills; Fruit Trade; Thomas Keller. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (A. Smith, ed). New York: Oxford University Press. 

Goldstein, J.E. 2011. The "Coffee Doctors'': The Language of Taste and the Rise of Rwanda's Specialty Bean Value. Food and Foodways 19(1), 135-159.