Olivia Doggett is a PhD student between the Faculty of Information and the School of Environment at the University of Toronto. For her dissertation, Olivia uses a mixed methods research design combined with critical design methods to investigate the social, political, and ecological circumstances of how migrant farm labour and agricultural technologies shape large-scale commercial farming practices and to interrogate how these labour production systems can be redirected to support more sustainable and socially equitable agricultural practices. Her research outcomes are directed to promote community-based knowledge sharing and interventions that support migrant farmworkers and alternative growing practices.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Olivia worked as a design strategist and researcher in financial and non-profit services. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies from McGill University and a Master of Information in Information Systems and User Experience Design from the University of Toronto.