Faculty Highlights
Publications related to Emory's Sustainability Efforts

Peggy F. Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology
Peggy F. Barlett is Faculty Liaison to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.
As Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology, she is chair of the Sustainable Food Committee and co-leader of the Piedmont Project.

Founding coordinator of the Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Stewardship in 1999, Peggy also began the Piedmont Project in 2001 with Arri Eisen of Science and Society. She worked with Julia Gaskin of the University of Georgia to found the Atlanta Local Food Initiative and currently co-coordinates that group with Alice Rolls of Georgia Organics.

She is co-editor of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change with Geoffrey W. Chase (MIT Press, 2004). Inspired by Emory faculty response to woods walks at Emory, she later edited Urban Place: Reconnecting with the Natural World (MIT Press, 2005).

Bobbi Patterson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion
Bobbi's research focuses on spiritual practices, particularly in relation to wilderness and social change. With training in feminist theory and theology, her interests generally focus at the intersections of symbolisms of the body, psychodynamics, and cultural construction/reconstruction. Her comparative fields are Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism. An advocate of "scholar citizenship" for faculty and students, she facilitates workshops, programs, and community partnerships in experiential and community-based learning.

Committed to the scholarship of teaching, she has published numerous articles on these topics. She received her B.A. from Smith College with a major in Religion, M.Div. from Harvard and Ph.D. from Emory. She lives with her husband in Decatur, Georgia, and enjoys kayaking, swimming and hiking.

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