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Brittany Cook

Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Kentucky, 2018
MA, University of South Carolina, 2012
BA, University of Mary Washington, 2009


Brittany Cook's research examines the role of international politics and economics in rural development in Jordan. She has previously studied organic olive oil production and women's food cooperatives and businesses. She is currently interested in the connections between global geopolitics and changes in wheat production and questions around seeds, water, and climate change. Her broader interests include feminist theory and methodologies, political geography, political ecology, and Middle East studies.

Selected Publications

2021   Cook, Brittany. The Problem with Empowerment: Social Reproduction and Women’s Food Projects in Jordan. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 111(1): 52-67. 

2019   Cook, Brittany. Organic Rural Development: Barriers to Value in the Quest for Qualities in Jordanian Olive Oil. The Journal of Rural Studies. 69: 106-116. 

2018   Cook, Brittany. The Re-Aestheticization of Taste: Producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Jordan. Geoforum. 92: 36-44.

Courses Taught

GEOG 1003: Human Geography: Africa & Asia


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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6077
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Brittany Cook's CV