Jessica Marter-Kenyon is a human-environment geographer specializing in critical development studies, political ecology and the biopolitics of planned resettlement. Geographically, she focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and, most recently, Rwanda.
She received her BA in Development Studies from UC Berkeley in 2007, her MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010, and her PhD in Geography from UC Santa Barbara in 2018.
In the fall of 2019, Jessica began a postdoc at the University of Georgia, where she is jointly appointed as the gender/ youth focal point for the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut and as an independent researcher in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
She is the regional editor for sub-Saharan Africa for Human Geography, a new radical journal. From 2014 to 2016 she was the managing editor for The Journal of Environment and Development. Between degrees, Jessica worked as an international development practitioner in the fields of agriculture and household energy and health.