Justine Lindemann

Justine Lindemann

  • Assistant Professor in Community Development and Resilience

Areas of Expertise

  • Historical geographies of food production
  • Food system equity
  • Vacant land reuse
  • Urban food production
  • Politics of marginalization
  • Social and spatial justice
  • Community development
  • Civic participation
  • Politics of knowledge and epistemic pluralism
  • Abolition geography

I have several years of experience working on issues around community and economic development related to food system change both domestically and internationally. My research and community engagement work is translational and applied, focusing on issues related to urban food systems, equity in the food system, and urban community resilience more broadly. I have spent several years researching experiences and politics of vacant land reuse and urban agriculture among Black gardeners and farmers in small to mid-size cities. Recent publications center questions of urban land, competing epistemologies of land use and value, and the contours of Black agrarian praxis related to self-determination in food across history and geographies. My teaching focuses on theories and practices of community development and engagement with an emphasis on civic engagement and anti-racist praxis.


Building urban community resilience through university extension: community engagement and the politics of knowledge
Socio-Ecological Practice Research, Lindemann, Justine, Alter, Theodore R., Stagner, Forrest, Palacios, Effie, Banuna, Ledeebari, Muldoon, Mary, 2022

The Urban Resilience Report, Issue 3, Lindemann, J, Van Son, K, 2022

Classroom Mapping: New Perspectives on Capturing Student Engagement in the Classroom, Cruz, L, Lindemann, J, 2022

“A little portion of our 40 acres”: A black agrarian imaginary in the city
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Lindemann, Justine, 2022

The Urban Resilience Report Issue 1, Lindemann, J, Palacios, E, 2021

Assessing the Potential of an Agricultural Individual Development Account Program in Pennsylvania, Schmidt, C, Christi, Powell, Lindemann, Justine, 2021

Black Urban Growers and the Land Question in Cleveland: Externalities of Gentrification, Lindemann, Justine, 2020