Sallie Ann Martson

Professor, School of Geography and Development

Director, UA Community and School Garden Program

My work is located at the intersection of socio-spatial theory and politics. I am particularly interested in how space or sites, are bound up in and shape the production of subjectivities, bodies, practices, and discourses. At the empirical level, I focus on everyday life and the seemingly mundane practices that constitute it. Previous research projects focused on art-science collaborations and how they unfold in the lab or the studio and what effects they have on the participants and the ways they go about their work. I am now researching how experiential curriculum—linking classroom learning to school gardens and their wider ecologies—shapes the subjectivities of low-income children and teaching staff. This research seeks to explore a level of being where the collaborative focus of experiential education shapes a child’s subjectivity, now able to meet the ethical demands of a world of “others” including not only humans but also the non-human world.


  • PhD, Geography, University of Colorado, 1986