Food Sovereignty and Gender: Agrifood Systems in La Mixteca, Oaxaca


In this research report, I choose to write more about the struggles, tensions, and nature of being in the field rather than describe my objectives, hypothesis, and methods – these all changed dramatically after spending six weeks in the High Mixtec Region, in Oaxaca. I write so not as a way to discourage field work, exploratory fieldwork, or any of its derivations, but rather to incentive more pre and post-field work reflections on positionality, on our methods, and put very broadly, on the use of our time and the time of the communities we work with.

María Villalpando Paez
Publication date: 
November 1, 2023
Publication type: 
Student Research