Dinah George

(they/them or she/her)

  • Farm Practicum Coordinator
  • Guest Lecturer

Areas of Study


  • MS, environment and sustainability, University of Michigan

  • BA, sociology (minor in Africana studies), Michigan State University


Dinah George explores the social and environmental sciences with research interests in community food system models, urban agriculture and horticulture, environmental justice, the African diaspora, and indigenous sustainability.

George is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. Her capstone project, Mapping Environmental Justice and Uplifting Community Survival in Southwest Detroit, focused on environmental justice indicators and the relevance of community resilience to citizens’ lived experiences and advocacy. With a team of students and community advisors, she co-created recommendations for a community resilience plan for Michigan’s Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate and developed an ArcGIS StoryMap that reflected instances of environmental injustice and community assets in the region.

Through her work, she seeks to foster healthy relationships to food, the environment, and its dynamic peoples.

  • African Diaspora
  • Indigenous sustainability
  • Environmental justice
  • Food systems
  • Food sovereignty
  • Accessibility
  • Public educational programming

Fall 2023

Food and Social Justice — ENVS 227

Spring 2024

Food and Social Justice — ENVS 227