Danielle is from Las Cruces, New Mexico and earned a bachelor's degree in English and anthropology from New Mexico State University. During her undergraduate program, she worked at the campus organic farm called OASIS, studied sustainable farms in Nicaragua, and wrote two undergraduate theses on rural tourism and community-supported agriculture. These experiences sparked her interest in sustainable food production within a sociological context. As a Fellow, Danielle's research focused on the association between a number of sociological variables and degree of concern for farm animal well-being. Data for her thesis research is from a sample of Ohio households and a national sample. In September 2009, Danielle completed her IGPRS training program and completed her thesis. Danielle was awarded a Distinguished University Fellowship from The Graduate School at The Ohio State University to continue her doctoral studies.
Summary of Accomplishments:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association, Columbus, OH.
June 2008 - September 2008
"Profiles of Success." Ongoing series in The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Newsletter. Starting 29, 4, Summer 2009. Also published on OEFFA's website: http://www.oeffa.org/profiles.php
Deemer, D.R. and L.M. Lobao. 2011. Public Concern with Farm-Animal Welfare: Religion, Politics, and Human Disadvantage in the Food Sector. Rural Sociology. In Press.
Deemer, D.R. 2010. Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51: 389.
Deemer, D.R. and L.M. Lobao. "Is Human Compassion Finite? Examining Public Concern for the Well-Being of Farm Animals and Workers in the Food Sector by Religiosity and Political Affiliation." Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, August 2010.
Deemer, D.R. "Religion and Consumption: Does Denomination and Religiosity Affect Demand for Labor-Friendly and Animal Welfare-Friendly Products?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
Deemer, D.R. and L.M. Lobao. "Ideology, Doctrine and Farm Animal Well-Being: The Influence of Religious Preference and Religiosity on Public Attitudes toward Farm Animal Well-Being." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Manchester, NH, August 2009.
Deemer, Danielle. "Attitudes toward farm animals well-being." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, Madison, WI, July 2009.
Discussant, panel session on "Surviving Graduate School," Ronald E. McNair Visitation Day, The Ohio State University, June 29, 2009.
Organizer and Discussant, panel session on "Sustainable Food Systems: Opportunities for Student Engagement," Social Responsibility Intiative's 2009 Sustainability Institute, The Ohio State University, May 12, 2009.
Treasurer, Students for Food Sovereignty. The Ohio State University. October 2008 to present.
Treasurer, Human and Community Resource Development Graduate Student Association. The Ohio State University. September 2008 to May 2009.