Jennifer Molidor is a writer, a teacher, a storyteller, a mother, and an advocate for wildlife and the preservation of wild spaces.
Jennifer designs a broad range of sustainable food and agricultural campaigns from climate-friendly and just transition policy, school programs, municipal and institutional procurement, sanctuary practices, food sovereignty efforts, and individual consumer campaigns.
She’s written reports on grocery industry food waste and institutional menu shifts and made dozens of appearances in podcasts, interviews, presentations and radio shows, and has submitted numerous testimony to county, state, federal and local policymakers in comment periods or requests for public presentations.
Advocacy writing has appeared in The Hill, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mongabay, The Guardian, USA Today and Chicago Business. Essays on nature have appeared in KCET and The Sacramento Bee. Literary writing has appeared in the anthology Joy Interrupted: an Anthology on Motherhood & Loss as well as the anthology The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne. As a humor essayist, she has written on a variety of topics including dementia, mother-daughter relationships, childhood, and lifestyles.
Jennifer’s academic writing includes literary analysis of women writers, pedagogical approaches to teaching, and the link between state violence and domestic violence. Her doctoral dissertation is Violence, Silence, and Sacrifice. Violence is a key theme in much of her work, including writing about violence to animals, violence against the environment, the value of mixed martial arts, and the complex dynamics of interpersonal violence.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Molidor was a university professor and taught literature, writing, rhetoric, gender, film, and cultural studies at the college level. She holds a Ph.D. from the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the preeminent global institution for Irish Studies. She has been a guest lecturer at universities in the United Kingdom and the United States, presented papers at top international conferences at University of London, Queens University (Belfast), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Erasmus University (the Netherlands), University of Salamanca (Spain), Charles University (Czech Republic), and her award-winning research on radical women in Irish history has been published in peer-reviewed journals and books.
Jennifer leads food campaigns for the Center for Biological Diversity, an international conservation organization, where she advocates for a just, sustainable food system for people, wildlife and the planet.