Born and raised in a farming community in Kentucky, Garrett now researches and teaches agricultural policy and agrarian politics as Associate Professor at American University (AU) School of International Service. She has a forthcoming book The Power of Seeds & Politics of Agricultural Biodiversity (MIT Press), and is co-Principal Investigator on an NSF-SESYNC project on agrobiodiversity’s relationship to food security/sovereignty and nutrition--from the perspectives of food, farm, gender, and racial justice and decoloniality. She has published in Annals of American Association of Geographers, Journal of Rural Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, Area, Antipode, Journal of Agriculture Food Systems & Community Development, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Gender Place & Culture, Global Environmental Politics, ACME: International Journal for Critical Geography, led a special issues in “US Farm Bill: Policy & Potential” for Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems journal, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Agriculture & Human Values journal. She is co-founding chair of the Agroecology Research-Action Collective (for community-based scholar-activism) and of AU’s Ethnography of Empire Research Cluster, and serves as Faculty Advisor for AU’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center. She was awarded the 2018 Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Award for Service Learning in Teaching, and the 2020 Cromwell Award for Outstanding Teaching. She has a PhD in Geography from University of Kentucky, a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA from Yale