I am a faculty in Environmental Management & Technology at Merritt College in Oakland, California. I am also a faculty owner at The Cooperative New School. My background is in agroecology, and I have collaborated with various social movements including the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil and the Center for Integral Farmer Development of the Mixteca Alta (CEDICAM) in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca, Mexico. I am committed to popular and experiential education and to participatory action research.
PhD, 2013, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
BS, 2004, University of California, Berkeley, Major: Conservation and Resource Studies, Specialization: Sustainable Agriculture, Minor: Forestry
Agroecology, Experiential Learning, Food Justice, Participatory Action Research, Scholar Activism
My research spans a number of topics related to agroecology and food systems. My current projects include community engaged scholarship comparing sustainable tillage techniques for urban farms. I sometimes take a creative approach to scholarship, such as a recent manuscript using metaphors from improvisational dance to reflect on the practice of participatory action research in agroecology. My postdoctoral research considered perennial staple food crops in Mali and Malawi, as well as linkages between farmers, agricultural extension, and research in Malawi. My doctoral research discussed farmer strategies for dealing with climatic variability in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Solis, Daniela, Mackenzie Feldman, and Paul Rogé. 2019. Discussing the Food Systems Minor at UC Berkeley. A three year report. University of California, Berkeley. https://nature.berkeley.edu/food-systems-projects/discussing-the-fs-minor/.
Rogé, Paul. 2018. “Improvisatory Activist Scholarship: Dance Practice as Metaphor for Participatory Action Research.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, Food Justice Scholar-Activism and Activist-Scholarship, 17 (4): 1045–66. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1510
Rogé, Paul. 2018. “Investigación Activista Improvisada: Práctica de baile como metáfora en la Investigación- Acción Participativa.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, Food Justice Scholar-Activism and Activist-Scholarship, 17 (4): 1045–66. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1510
Arnold, Joshua, and Paul Rogé. 2018. “Indicators of land insecurity for urban farms: institutional affiliation, investment, and location.” Sustainability 10 (6): 1963. doi: 10.3390/su10061963
Snapp, Sieglinde, Paul Rogé, Patrick Okori, Regis Chikowo, Brad Peter, and Joseph Messina. 2018. “Perennial grains for Africa: possibility or pipedream?” Experimental Agriculture: 1–22. doi: 10.1017/S0014479718000066.
Rogé, Paul, Tidiane Diarisso, Fatoumata Diallo, Youssouf Boiré, Diakaridia Goïta, Brad Peter, Moussa Macalou, Eva Weltzien, and Sieglinde Snapp. 2017. “Perennial Grain Crops in the West Soudanian Savanna of Mali: Perspectives from Agroecology and Gendered Spaces.” International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability: 1–20. doi: 10.1080/14735903.2017.1372850.
Atwood, Leah, Ana Cecilia Galvis, Natalia Pinzón, and Paul Rogé. 2017. “Advancing on-farm climate resilience with citizen science.” Farming Matters 33 (2): 26–27. https://www.ileia.org/2017/06/26/advancing-farm-climate-resilience-citizen/
Perez-Marin, Aldrin Martin, Paul Rogé, Miguel Altieri, Luis Felipe Ulloa Forero, Luciano Silveira, Victor M. Oliveira, and Barbara E.D. Leiva. 2017. “Agroecological and social transformations for coexistence with semi-aridity in Brazil.” Sustainability 9 (6): 990. doi: 10.3390/su9060990
Sarah Young, Paul Rogé, Janna Meiring. 2017. "E|MERGING: Addressing racism and instigating change at Earthdance." Contact Quarterly: Dance & Improvisation Journal: 42 (1): 9-11.
Kane, Daniel Aloysius, Paul Rogé, and Sieglinde Snapp. 2016. “A systematic review of perennial staple crops literature using topic modeling and bibliometric analysis.” PLOS ONE 11 (5): e0155788. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155788.
Rogé, Paul, Aida C. Ríos, Silvia V. Ruiz, Patricio Sánchez, Francisco Mora, Miguel A. Altieri, and Marta Astier. 2016. “Manejo de agroambientes para la resiliencia agroecológicaal cambio climático: Los sistemas maíz cajete y maíz de temporal en San Miguel Huautla Nochixtlán Oaxaca.” Agroecología 11 (2). http://revistas.um.es/agroecologia/article/view/330091
Rogé, Paul, Sieglinde Snapp, Mayamiko Nathaniel Kakwera, Leah Mungai, Isaac Jambo, and Brad Peter. 2016. “Ratooning and perennial staple crops in Malawi: A review.” Agronomy for Sustainable Development 36 (3). doi: 10.1007/s13593-016-0384-8.
Rogé, Paul and Marta Astier. 2015. “Changes in climate, crops, and tradition: Cajete maize and the rainfed farming systems of Oaxaca, Mexico.” Human Ecology 43 (5): 639–653. doi: 10.1007/s10745-015-9780-y.
Rogé, Paul, Andrew R. Friedman, Marta Astier, and Miguel A. Altieri. 2014. “Farmer strategies for dealing with climatic variability: A case study from the Mixteca Alta Region of Oaxaca, Mexico.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38 (7): 786–811. doi: 10.1080/21683565.2014.900842.
ESPM 197 - Experiential Learning Through Engagement in Food Systems (2016 – 2018). Lecturer, UC Berkeley. This is the capstone class for the undergraduate Food Systems Minor in the College of Natural Resources. Check out past student projects and instructions for how to enroll on the course website.
ESPM 117 - Urban Agriculture and Food Justice (2017 – present, 2013, 2009). Currently lecturer and previously graduate instructor, UC Berkeley. Practical ecological horticulture and the study of urban food systems from a social-ecological perspective.
Bay Area Farmer Training Program (2016 – present). Agroecology educator, MESA and Planting Justice. I coordinate a USDA-funded program for aspiring farmers in the Bay Area, with a focus on formerly incarcerated people and immigrants/refugees.
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