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PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Liz Carlisle

Dr. Liz Carlisle is an associate professor in the Environmental Studies program at UC Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses on food and farming. Born and raised in Montana, she got hooked on agriculture while working as an aide to organic farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester, which led to a decade of research and writing collaborations with farmers in her home state.

Carlisle has written three books about regenerative farming and agroecology: Lentil Underground (2015), Grain by Grain (2019, with co-author Bob Quinn), and most recently, Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming (2022). She is also a frequent contributor to both academic journals and popular media outlets, focusing on food and farm policy, incentivizing soil health practices, and supporting new entry farmers. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in folklore and mythology from Harvard University. Prior to her career as a writer and academic, she spent several years touring rural America as a country singer.

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Company/Organization/Affiliation

UC Santa Barbara

Publications / Website Link

https://www.lizcarlisle.com/

Address: Goleta, CA

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