Anika M. Rice

Position title: PhD Student

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Advisors: Matt Turner and Lisa Naughton


MS, Geography, University of Wisconsin Madison 2021
           Thesis: “Pandemic-Era Agroecology in Guatemala: Economic solidarity and smallholder resilience to economic shock
BA, Geography, University of California Berkeley.


Feminist political ecology, migration, land tenure, agroecology, seed saving in diaspora, participatory action research methodology, Latin America


*non-peer reviewed 

  • Dean, J. W., Rice, A. M., & Choi, L. M. (2023). Small-Scale Food Production in the Pandemic: Perspectives from Mexico and Guatemala/Producción de alimentos en pequeña escala durante la pandemia: perspectivas desde México y Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Geography, 22(2), 215-226.
  • Turner, M. D., Davis, D. K., Yeh, E. T., Hiernaux, P., Loizeaux, E. R., Fornof, E. M., Rice, A. M. & Suiter, A. K. (2023). Great Green Walls: Hype, Myth, and Science. Annual Review of Environment and Resources48.
  • Rice, A. M., Einbinder, N., & Calderón, C. I. (2023). ‘With agroecology, we can defend ourselves’: examining campesino resilience and economic solidarity during pandemic-era economic shock in Guatemala. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 47(2), 273-305.
  • *Rice, A.M. (2022) “En Tiempos de Pandemia: Guatemalan campesinos revalue bartering as a traditional practice.” LACIS Review, Issue #01, Summer/Fall 2022.
  • Rice, A. M., & Goldberg, Z. (2021). ‘Harvesting a participatory movement’: Initial participatory action research with the Jewish Farmer Network. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development11(1), 115-136.
  • *Rice, Anika M. “We Don’t Own Nature: Coffee Producers and Diversification,” Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, April 2018, 16-21.
  • *Rice, Anika M. “Women in Coffee Lead the Way: Agroecology in times of crisis,” Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, October 2017, 28-33.


  • Goldberg, Z. & Rice, A. M. “What is a Jewish Seed? Conversations with growers of the hairy melon.” Jewish Seed Project Blog, June 27, 2022.
  • Rice, Anika M. and Zachary A. Goldberg. “How Jewish Farmers are Divesting from White Supremacy,” Edge Effects, July 1, 2021.
  • Rice, Anika M. “Cattle, Displacement and Counterinsurgency in Guatemala: How is beef production linked to landscape change and social conflict?” Self-published, ARC GIS Story Maps Platform. November 2, 2020.
  • Rice, Anika M. “Urban farm acts as a tool for growth,” The Berkeley Californian, Op-Ed. Jan 23, 2014.
  • Rice, Anika M. Made in the Shade: Bird Friendly Coffee, Map in Food: An Atlas, Guerilla Cartography, 2013, 34-35.


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2020-2025
  • Morgridge Fellowship for Community Engaged Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023-2024
  • Nave Tinker Latin America Fieldwork Grant, 2023.
  • Trewartha Graduate Research Award, Geography Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2022
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Award for Maya K’iche’ language study, Summer 2022
  • 4W (Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World) Engagement Grant for Emerging Scholars, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2020-2021
  • Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) Fieldwork Mini-Grant, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2020
  • Conference of Latin American Geographers (CLAG) Summer Fieldwork Grant, 2020
  • 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
  • National Geographic Early Career Grantee, “Women in Coffee”, 2016