Professor Stoddard is a human-environment geographer who is interested in the intersection of nature, society, and social justice. She looks at the ways in which farmed animal production can create environmental hazards and injustice for local communities, including water, air, and soil pollution, as well as the spread of disease. She examines how a changing climate and global economy can exacerbate these issues. Stoddard also looks at the ability of social movements to make powerful changes, especially in the age of social media.
In addition, in the area of pedagogical research, Stoddard, in collaboration with her colleague, Geoff Pfeifer, has developed tools to discuss and address issues of bias and stereotyping on project teams, which are included in this handbook. She also has experience in developing and teaching projects in the first-year, projects that integrate STEM and social justice, projects in environmental studies, and community-based projects.