Faculty

Judith Carney



 Website

Contact Information

Email    CARNEY@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
Office  1255 BUNCHE
Phone  3108251216

(Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1986) is a Professor who conducts fieldwork on Africa and the African legacy in Brazil and Mexico. She teaches courses on African ecology and development, the African diaspora, food and environment.

Education

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

Fields of Study

critical development studies; political ecology; agricultural history, environmental history; Africa and the African diaspora; food systems and food regimes

Awards

2014 National Geographic Society CRE Award, research on mangrove reforestation initiatives in Senegambia

2012 Distinguished Scholarship Honor, Association of American Geographers 

2012 Robert McC. Netting Award in recognition of distinguished research and professional activities that bridge geography and anthropology, Association of American Geographers. 

2012 Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Association of American Geographers. 

2010 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilda Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, for In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World (University of California Press, 2009). 

2005-06 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 

2005 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency 

2004 American Council of Learned Societies fellowship 

2003 James M. Blaut Publication Award, Association of American Geographers for Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2001). 

2002 Melville Herskovits Book Award, African Studies Association, for Black Rice 

2001 National Geographical Society (for research on quilombos, Brazil) 

1997 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (quilombos, Brazil) 

1996 UCLA Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award: Eby Award for undergraduate teaching 

1988-89 John D. Rockefeller Foundation post-doctoral fellowship

Selected Publications

  • H. Rangan and J. Carney, (eds.), Between Two Worlds: Environmental histories of African biotic exchanges across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, special issue of Environment and History (forthcoming 2015),
  • J. Carney. The Columbian Exchange, in Joseph C. Miller (ed.) Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2015).
  • J. Carney and Marlène Elias. Gendered Knowledge and the African Shea-Nut Tree, in Susanna Hecht, Kathleen Morrison, Christine Padoch (eds.) The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), pp. 231-238.
  • J. Carney. Fields of Survival, Foods of Memory, in Rachel Slocum and Arun Saldanha (eds.), Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 61-78.
  • Wang, M.; Y. Yu; G. Haberer; P. Marri; C. Fan; J.L. Goicoechea; A. Zuccolo; X. Song; D. Kudrna; S.S.A. Jetty; R.M. Cossu; C. Maldonado; J. Chen; S. Lee; N.Sisneros; K. de Baynast; W. Golser; M. Wissotski; W. Kim; P. Sanchez; M.-N. Ndjiondjop; K. Sanni; M. Long; J. Carney; O. Panaud; T. Wicker; C. Machado; M. Chen; K.F.X. Mayer; S. Rounsley; R.A. Wing. The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza glaberrima) and evidence for independent domestication, Nature Genetics 46, no.9, (2014): 982-988. 
  • J. Carney, T. Gillespie; R. Rosomoff. The Changing Pattern of Mangrove Forest Coverage in Senegambia: 1986-2010, Geoforum, 53 (2014): 126-35.
  • J. Carney. African Plant and Animal Species in Eighteenth-Century Tropical America, in Veronika Hyden-Hanscho; Renate Piper; Werner Stangl (eds.) Cultural Exchange and Consumption Patterns in the Age of Enlightenment Europe and the Atlantic World (Bochum: Winkler Verlag, 2013), pp. 97-115.
  • H. Rangan, J. Carney, and T. Denham. Environmental History of Botanical Exchanges in the Indian Ocean World, Environment and History, 18, no.3 (2012): 311-342.
  • B. Crow and J. Carney. Commercializing Nature: Mangrove Conservation and Female Oyster Collectors in The Gambia, Antipode, 45 (2) (2013): 275-293.
  • J. Carney. "Landscapes and Places of Memory: African Diaspora Research and Geography," in Tejumola Olaniyan and James H. Sweet (eds.), The African Diaspora and the Disciplines (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), pp.101-118.
  • W. Moseley, J. Carney, and L. Becker “Neoliberal Policy Reform, Food Production, and Household Livelihood Security in West Africa: A Comparative Study of the Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)107, (2010): 5774-5779. (PDF)
  • 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). (PDF)
  • J. Carney. Reconsidering Sweetness and Power through a Gendered Lens, Food and Foodways, 16, no.2 (2008):127-134. (PDF)
  • 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. (PDF)
  • J. Carney. "Rice and Memory in the Age of Enslavement: Atlantic Passages to Suriname," Slavery and Abolition, 26, no.3 (2005): 325-347. (PDF)
  • J. Carney. ‘With Grains in Her Hair’: Rice History and Memory in Colonial Brazil, Slavery and Abolition, 25 no.1 (2004): 1-27 . (PDF)
  • J. Carney and R. Acevedo. Saberes agrícolas dos escravos africanos no Novo Mundo, Ciência Hoje, 35, no.205 (2004): 26-33. (PDF)
  • J. Carney. Navegando Contra a Corrente: O Papel dos Escravos e da Flora Africana na Botânica do Período Colonial, África: Revista do Centro de Estudos Africanos, 22/23, no. 1 [1999-2001] (2004): 25-47.
  • J. Carney and R. Voeks. "Landscape Legacies of the African Diaspora in Brazil," Progress in Human Geography, 27, no.2 (2003): 139-152. (PDF)
  • J. Carney. African Traditional Plant Knowledge in the Circum-Caribbean Region, Journal of Ethnobiology, 23, no.2 (2003): 167-185. (PDF)
  • J. Carney. African Rice in the Columbian Exchange, Journal of African History, 42, no.32 (2001):377-396. (PDF)
  • J. Carney: Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001). (PDF)
  • J. Carney and R. Acevedo Marin. Aportes dos escravos na história do cultivo do arroz africano nas Américas, Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura, 12 (1999): 113-133.
  • J. Carney. The Role of African Rice and Slaves in the History of Rice Cultivation in the Americas, Human Ecology, 26, no.4: (1998): 525-545.
  • J. Carney and M. Hiraoka. Raphia taedigera in the Amazon Estuary, Principes, 41, no.3 (1997): 125-130. (PDF)

Research

African components of the Columbian Exchange; coupled human/environmental ecosysteme, mangrove ecologies, sub-Saharan Africa; Brazil; Mexico

Current Courses by Term

2014 Fall Quarter

Food and Environment

Honors Research in Geography II

Advanced Topics in Cultural Geography

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2015 Winter Quarter

Honors Research in Geography II

Previous Courses by Term

2014 Fall Quarter

Advanced Topics in Cultural Geography

2014 Spring Quarter

Food and Environment

Advanced Cultural Geography

2014 Winter Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in Modern World

2013 Fall Quarter

Land Degradation

2013 Winter Quarter

Africa and African Diaspora in Americas

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in Modern World

2012 Fall Quarter

Advanced Cultural Geography

2012 Spring Quarter

Advanced Cultural Geography

2011 Fall Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Advanced Cultural Geography

2011 Spring Quarter

Africa and African Diaspora in Americas

2010 Fall Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2010 Spring Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Advanced Cultural Geography

2009 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Africa and African Diaspora in Americas

2009 Spring Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2009 Winter Quarter

World Regions: Concepts and Contemporary Issues

African Ecology and Development

2008 Spring Quarter

Food, Environment, and Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Studies Colloquium

2008 Winter Quarter

African Ecology and Development

2007 Fall Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2007 Spring Quarter

Food, Environment, and Agriculture

Advanced Cultural Geography

2007 Winter Quarter

African Ecology and Development

2006 Fall Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2006 Spring Quarter

Food, Environment, and Agriculture

Seminar: Cultural Geography

2006 Winter Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2004 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Food, Environment, and Agriculture

2004 Winter Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Seminar: Cultural Geography

2003 Fall Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2003 Spring Quarter

Africa and African Diaspora in the Americas

2003 Winter Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Seminar: Cultural Geography

2002 Fall Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2002 Spring Quarter

African Ecology and Development

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2002 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography of the Modern World

2001 Spring Quarter

African Ecology and Development

2001 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography of the Modern World

2000 Fall Quarter

Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2000 Spring Quarter

African Ecology and Development

2000 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography of the Modern World

Seminar: Cultural Geography

1999 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography of the Modern World

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2009 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

GEOG 114
Africa and African Diaspora in the Americas

2003 Spring Quarter

GEOG 114
Africa and African Diaspora in Americas

2009 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GEOG 132
Food, Environment, and Agriculture

2006 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

GEOG 132
Food and Environment

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

GEOG 133

1998 Winter Quarter

GEOG 133
Cultural Geography of the Modern World

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

GEOG 135
African Ecology and Development

2003 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

GEOG 135

1998 Spring Quarter

GEOG 159C
Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in the Modern World

2003 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

GEOG 159C
Problems in Geography: Culture and Environment in Modern World

2013 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

GEOG 227
Land Degradation

2013 Fall Quarter

GEOG 232
Advanced Cultural Geography

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

GEOG 232
Advanced Topics in Cultural Geography

2014 Fall Quarter

GEOG 233
Seminar: Cultural Geography

2000 Winter Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

GEOG 296D
Agriculture and Food Studies Colloquium

2008 Spring Quarter