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Nettie Wiebe

St. Andrew's Faculty - Nettie Wiebe

Professor of Church and Society

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B.A., 1973 

M.A., 1976, University of Saskatchewan

Ph.D., 1983, University of Calgary

Biography: Teacher, writer, speaker, organic farmer, farm organization leader and public policy advocate.

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Ethics and ecology, social justice, positive human rights (especially the Right to Food), practical personal ethics in the contemporary context.


  • “Crisis in the Food System: the Farm Crisis” in Critical Perspecitive in Food Studies, eds.Koc,Sumner & Winson. Don Mills: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Wittman, Hannah, Desmarais, Annette, Wiebe, Nettie, eds. Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems. Halifax: Fernwood. Forthcoming.
  • Wiebe, Nettie, Wittman, Hannah, Desmarais, Annette, eds. Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community. Halifax: Fernwood, Oakland: Food First, Cape Town: Pambazuka.2010.
  • “Women Reversing Desertification: Via Campesina Takes on Aracruz Corporation in Brazil”, Canadian Women’s Studies/les cahiers de la femme, vol.25:3/4, 2006.
  • “The Via Campesina and Solidarity Through Diversity”, in Intersecting Voices: Critical Theologies in a Land of Diversity, eds. Schweitzer & Simon. Ottawa: Novalis, 2004.
  • “Is There a Future for the Prairie Rural Communities in Canada?”, in Globalization and Community: Canadian Perspectives, eds. Chodkiewicz & Wiest. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba Anthropology Papers 34, 2004.
  • “Rewriting the Rural West” in Writing of the Rural West: Globalization, Governments and the Transformation of Rural Communities, eds. Epp & Whitson. Edmonton: U. of Alberta Press & Parkland Institute, 2001.
  • “Farm Women: Cultivating Hope and Sowing Change”, in Changing Methods: Feminists Transforming Practice, eds. Burt & Code. Toronto: Broadview Press, 1995.
  • Regular columnist in Canada’s largest farm paper, The Western Producer, 2003 - 2011
  • Numerous other articles and published reports.

Experience: Social Justice and rural life experience: Women’s President, 1988-94, President and CEO, 1995-98, National Farmer’s Union. Organic farmer.

Professional Distinctions:

  • Distinguished Visitor, University of Windsor Women’s Studies, October, 2009.