University of Calgary

Romane Joly

  • Doctoral Student


Romane Joly is a junior researcher in food studies pursuing a PhD degree in Geography at the University of Calgary. She works under the supervision of Dr. Marit Rosol and is enrolled in a joint degree at the University of Strasbourg (France) under the co-supervision of Dr. Philippe Hamman. Her research interest lies in alternative food systems in urban and peri-urban settings. Using critical approaches such as urban political ecology and Lefebvre’s theories on space, she examines the relationship between cities and their hinterlands as well as the spatial restructuring arising from the relocation of food provision. She looks at emerging local food policies and food governance at the municipal and regional scale in a context of multiple socio-environmental crises. Her research is focused on French and German contexts.

Prior to starting her PhD, Romane graduated with a master’s degree in urban sociology at the University of Strasbourg and worked as a research assistant at the University of Freiburg (Germany). She is involved in the project “UrbanA – Urban Arena for Sustainable and Just Cities” and volunteers in different food initiatives in the field of Community Supported Agriculture and Foodsharing.


2018 - 2019 | Master’s degree in urban sociology at the University of Strasbourg, France. 

2015 - 2016 | Mobility as part of the Erasmus program at the University of Warsaw, Poland (fall semester) and at the Charles University of Prague, Czechia (winter semester). 

2013 - 2019 | Diploma (bachelor's and master’s degree equivalent) in political science at the Institute of Political Science, University of Toulouse, France.



Photograph of Romane Joly

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Supervisor: Marit Rosol
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