University of Wisconsin–Madison

Anika Rice


BA, Geography, University of California Berkeley, 2014

Research Areas

Anika Rice is a People-Environment Geographer studying agroecology, gender and migration in a changing climate. She received her BA in Human Geography from UC Berkeley in 2014 and has since worked as a feminist outdoor educator and farm curriculum writer in the Bay Area. In 2016 she completed a project titled “Migration, Women and Coffee Production: Changing roles on Guatemalan and Nicaraguan farms” as a National Geographic Early Career Grantee.

Current Research

For her masters she is working with grassroots agroecology organizations in the highlands of Guatemala, asking questions about land tenure, crop diversification, gender equity/disparities, soil practices and farmer-to-farmer pedagogies. 

Recent Publications

Rice, A. “We Don’t Own Nature: Coffee Producers and Diversification,” Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, April 2018, 16-21.
Rice, A. “Women in Coffee Lead the Way: Agroecology in times of crisis,” Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, October 2017, 28-33.
Rice, A. “Urban farm acts as a tool for growth,” The Berkeley Californian, Op-Ed. Jan 23, 2014.
Rice, A. Made in the Shade: Bird Friendly Coffee, Map in Food: An Atlas, Guerilla Cartography, 2013, 34-35. 

Awards and Honors

University of Wisconsin Madison, Helen Firstbrook Franklin Scholarship, 2019-2020

University of Wisconsin Madison, Institute for Regional and International Studies Summer Fieldwork Research Award, 2019-2020

Outstanding Curricular Achievement Award, JOFEE, 2019

JOFEE Fellowship (Jewish Food, Farming & Environmental Education) Pedagogy training, 2018

National Geographic Early Career Grantee, Women in Coffee, 2016

Ecological Farming Association Conference Student Grant, 2014

UC Berkeley Green Initiative Fund Grant- Student Organic Garden Program, 2014

University Honors, UC Berkeley, 2014

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