Tanya Kerssen
Real Food Media
Political Education + Strategy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tanya Kerssen has been doing activist research for over a decade. She has worked on a range of campaigns in support of anti-militarism, freedom for political prisoners, and anti-dam construction–but at the heart of all her work is a commitment to peasants’ rights and community control over land and resources. She is the author of Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food, and Democracy in Northern Honduras (Food First Books 2013) as well as numerous articles in the popular and academic press. She co-authored a chapter in the book The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action (UC Press 2017) looking at the intersections of land, race, gender, and economic justice movements in the United States. She has also developed curricula focused on community-based food systems for several college courses and has designed and led dozens of educational, solidarity, and human rights delegations focused on food and agriculture on five continents. As part of the Real Food Media team, she supports political education and communications strategy. She holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently based in Minneapolis, MN.
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