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Jenny Goldstein

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Assistant Professor, Global Development

Jenny Goldstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. She is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics, intersections of data infrastructure and land governance, global food and agriculture systems, the financialization of land, and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.

She received a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, a M.A. in Geography from UCLA in 2009, and a B.A. in Architectural History & Theory from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2005. A native of New York, Jenny has conducted fieldwork in Indonesia, Myanmar, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Japan, and California. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Frog’s Leap Winery in Napa Valley, Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant in New York, and on farms in France and Italy

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