Sarah Rotz


As a settler scholar-activist, Sarah’s work focuses on political ecologies of land and food systems, settler colonial patriarchy, and concepts of sovereignty and justice related to food, water and energy, and the ecosystems that support them. During her time living in Guelph and Toronto, Sarah has worked with various organizations and campaigns from farmer organizations, including the National Farmers Union, to fossil fuel divestment, food and climate justice and food sovereignty. Sarah has written on topics ranging from the politics of farmland ownership and critical perspectives of agricultural technologies, to the ways that settler colonial logics and gendered narratives uphold extractive practices and relationships on the land. Her current research explores the potential for accountable relationships between settler and Indigenous peoples through land-based, Indigenous-led food and energy sovereignty projects on Turtle Island.