May 21, 2022

Citeroni Talks Gardening with Richmond Magazine

Associate Professor of Sociology Tracy Citeroni and Mark Lewis. Photo courtesy of Richmond Magazine/Jay Paul.

Associate Professor of Sociology Tracy Citeroni and Mark Lewis. Photo courtesy of Richmond Magazine/Jay Paul.

Associate Professor of Sociology Tracy Citeroni was featured in a Richmond Magazine article entitled, “Giving Garden.”

Citeroni has fond memories of planting, harvesting and cooking produce from her family garden, which led her to plant her own gardens wherever she lived as an adult, even if it meant just a few potted tomato and basil plants in an apartment, she says. 

Her love for gardening has also flowed into her work as a sociology professor at the University of Mary Washington. 

“In the last 15 years or so, this family history began to coalesce with my commitment to social justice and career as a sociologist, and I began to study food justice and explore its academic and activist manifestations,” she says. “When Mark and I moved into our house and began working on the garden, we both became enamored of the idea of a front yard garden to share with neighbors.” Read more.