Virginia Tech®home

Maria Elisa Christie

Director, Women and Gender in International Development

Degrees and/or credentials

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Spanish and Women's Studies, University of Oregon
  • B.A., International Studies, History, and Romance Languages, University of Oregon
  • Safe Zone
  • Diversity Ally Certificate, Virginia Tech


  • Center for International Research, Education and Development (CIRED)
  • Geography
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Urban Affairs and Planning

Subject areas / Areas of expertise

  • Gender, agriculture, and development
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Participatory mapping
  • Feminist political ecology
  • Geography of food, cuisine, and kitchenspace

Additional details about myself

  • I am a representative to InclusiveVT on behalf of Outreach and International Affairs.
  • I teach a Gender, Environment, and International Development class.