environmental sociologist at Massey University,
Palmerston North,New Zealand
Dr Tucker teaches environmental sociology at a senior undergraduate level, as well as at postgraduate level, while the most common theme in her supervision work is environmental wellbeing and management. Her research interests tend to coalesce around the various relationships and tensions between humans and the environment. In particular she has an interest agri-food, meat consumption and production impacts, environmental activism and education, consumerism and green lifestyle politics, and in household waste, particularly food. Her present work involves looking at enacting environmentalism in everyday life, and with a colleague, understanding how local poor people make a living when they cannot make ends meet, with a particular eye to food provisioning which tends to become the negotiable expense when finances are limited.
? Environmental sociology (lifestyle and consumption, voluntary simplicity, 'green' lifestyle movements, household waste minimisation, meat consumption and production, New Zealand and South Pacific environmental sustainability, environmental sociology theory)
? Political sociology (social movements, activism, social movement theory)
? Housing insecurity in New Zealand.