Dr. Hovorka has completed her PhD at Clark University in Massachusetts. Her research program broadly explores human-environment relationships and is theoretically informed by feminist, poststructuralist and posthumanist philosophical perspectives. She focuses on three specific research areas: lives of animals in Botswana; urbanization, gender and everyday life in Botswana; teaching and learning in higher education. She has also worked as a gender analysis and adviser with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF) in the Netherlands, and with the Government of Botswana. Dr. Hovorka is currently a Professor at the Department of Geography & School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University. Before joining Queen’s, she worked as a faculty of Geography at the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences of University of Guelph.