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Liz Carlisle, University of California, Santa Barbara

Liz Carlisle, University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor

Liz Carlisle is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara, where her work focuses on fostering a more just and sustainable food system. Born and raised in Montana, she got hooked on sustainable 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 regenerative farmers in her home state. She is the author of Lentil Underground and co-author, with Bob Quinn, of Grain by Grain, and has written both popular and academic articles about food and farm policy, incentivizing soil health practices, and supporting new entry farmers.