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Maya Rao

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Research Interests:


  • Food Systems and Food Insecurity
  • Hunger Aid and Relief
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Sustainable Agriculture

B.A. Geography & Sustainability, Minors in International Agriculture and Global Studies (University of Tennessee- Knoxville)

Selected Publications:

Deb, N., & Rao, M. (2020). The pandemic and the invisible poor of the global south: Slum Dwellers in Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19 (Vol. 2) (pp. 51–60).

Major Professor

Jerry Shannon

Associate Professor

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