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Sarah D'Onofrio

University of Tennessee- Knoxville

Based in

United States
North America

Dr. D’Onofrio has studied the negative impacts of large factory farms on rural communities in Wisconsin for the past nine years. She recently received her Ph.D. in political economy from the department of sociology at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. Dr. D’Onofrio’s dissertation is a critical analysis of anaerobic digesters, a “techno-fix” that is currently gaining popularity as a way to reduce methane emissions for the dairy industry.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States New Zealand

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate policy and politics Scientific assessments Agriculture

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Gellert, Paul K. and Sarah D’Onofrio. “Flex commodities and intertwining world-ecologies: Indonesian palm waste as an environmental fix in the New Zealand dairy industry.” Political Geography 108 (2024): 103038.

D’Onofrio, Sarah. “Only the intervenor cared”: Tracing the neoliberalization of environmental policy in Wisconsin’s Dairyland.” Journal of Rural Studies 94 (2022): 99-110.