Hannah Stokes-Ramos

Hannah Stokes-Ramos.


BA: Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College, 2011

MS: Food Systems, University of Vermont, 2017

Research Interests:

Agro-food systems and agrarian transitions, political ecology, political economy, social and environmental justice, food security and food sovereignty, climate change resilience, underdevelopment, postcolonialism, Caribbean studies, public participatory processes in planning, power-knowledge, complex adaptive systems, relational ontologies, disaster capitalism, green grabbing

Recent Courses Taught: 

GEO 105: Earth, Environment, and Climate


Werner, M., Contreras, P. I., Mui, Y., & Stokes-Ramos, H. (2019). International trade and the neoliberal diet in Central America and the Dominican Republic: Bringing social inequality to the center of analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 239, 112516. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112516.

Werner, M., & Stokes-Ramos, H. (2018, November 5). Book review symposium [Review of the book Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean, by P. J. Hudson]. Antipode. Available at https://wp.me/p16RPC-1QL.

Stokes-Ramos, H., Ramos Gerena, C., & Valdés Valderrama, A. (2020, octubre 16). Día Internacional por la Soberanía Alimentaria en Puerto Rico. Claridad. Available at International Day for Food Sovereignty in Puerto Rico


Hannah Stokes-Ramos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo. Their dissertation research engages theories of political ecology and environmental justice to investigate how procedural justice in processes of agro-food systems planning can contribute to social-ecological justice and climate resilience in Puerto Rico. Their masters research investigated conceptualizations of food security among resettled refugees living in Vermont and its implications for food security measurement. Their research interests more broadly involve critical approaches to bridging the social and environmental sciences, previously through an MS in food systems and a double major in anthropology and environmental studies, and currently through co-leading a Graduate Pursuits interdisciplinary research project through the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Outside of research, they participate in local economic- and social-justice activism. After graduating, they plan to pursue a research career in academia or a policy-focused institute.