Click here for full


                         2018 -      Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University



2018        Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder

                              Dissertation Committee: Chair – Jill Harrison, Liam Downey, Lori

                              Hunter, Emily Yeh (Geography), Mara Goldman (Geography)


2012        M.A. in Development Studies, The Graduate Institute of International and

                              Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland


2006       B.A. in International Relations and Film Production, magna cum laude,

                              University of Southern California, Los Angeles        

2017        American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
2016        U.S Student Fulbright to Burkina Faso
2016        National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2016        University of Colorado Boulder Dean's Research Grant 

Luna, Jessie K. and Brian Dowd-Uribe. 2020. "Knowledge politics and the Bt cotton success narrative in Burkina Faso." World Development. Download author pre-print.

Luna, Jessie K. 2020. "Peasant essentialism in GMO debates: Bt cotton in Burkina Faso." Journal of Agrarian Change. Download author pre-print.

Luna, Jessie K. 2020. "'Pesticides are our children now': cultural change and the technological treadmill in the Burkina Faso cotton sector." Agriculture and Human Values 37(2): 449-462. Download author pre-print.

Luna, Jessie K. 2019. “The ease of hard work: embodied neoliberalism among Rocky Mountain fun runners.” Qualitative Sociology. Download author pre-print.

Luna, Jessie K. 2018. “The chain of exploitation: intersectional inequalities, capital accumulation, and resistance in Burkina Faso’s cotton sector.” The Journal of Peasant Studies. Download author pre-print.
Luna, Jessie K. 2018. "'Getting out of the dirt': racialized modernity and environmental inequality in the cotton sector of Burkina Faso." Environmental Sociology 4(2), 221-234. Download author pre-print.


Hunter, Lori M., Jessie K. Luna, and Rachel M. Norton. 2015.

The Environmental Dimensions of Migration.Annual Review of Sociology: 41, 377-97.