Her research areas include: food policy; food security; global governance; environmental policy; and participation. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Food Security.
Previously, Jessica worked in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain). She has also worked as Global Coordinator for Alliance Building for the Indian NGO MARAG and is currently an advisor and researcher with Traditional Cultures Project . This work has led her to research the changing relationship between pastoralist women in the Indian state of Gujarat to their livestock and the land, with a focus on dairy policy, culture and food security.
Jessica’s latest book is Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security (Routledge 2015).