Community Economies

Oona Morrow

Contact Details:

Oona Morrow

Graduate School of Geography

Clark University

Worcester, MA


BA, Urban Studies, The New School

MA, Geography, Clark University

PhD (ABD), Geography, Clark University 

Research Areas:

Diverse Economies and the Commons

Urban Agriculture, Sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods

Feminist Geography

Urban policy, land use and law

My research is broadly concerned with how people create sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods in US cities. My current research on urban homesteading examines the social and economic relations that develop around urban self-provisioning practices, such as do-it-yourself, urban agriculture, and cottage food production. Through this research I explore the intersections of gender, diverse economies, and urban food policies. 


Diverse Economies and Dwelling

Oona Morrow


In this paper I explore how notions of dwelling might be adapted to explain how diverse economic practices produce new economic spaces and subjectivities within and beyond the home.

Morrow, Oona. 2011. Diverse Economies and Dwelling. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2011

Book Review: The Affect Theory Reader

Oona Morrow

The book review explores how a range of authors engage with the political possibilities and limitations of affect theory. 

Morrow, O. (2011) Review of Gregg, M. and Seigworth, G. (eds) (2011) The Affect Theory Reader. (Durham and London: Duke University Press) in Emotion, Space, and Society. 5(2): 133-134.