Assistant Professor, Food Studies
Chair, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley
Race, labor, and immigration in the food system, agricultural politics and policy, sustainability studies, feminist methodologies
Minkoff-Zern is an Assistant Professor of Food Studies at Falk College, and is
an affiliated faculty member in the Departments of Geography in the Maxwell
School and Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Her research and teaching broadly explore the interactions between food
and racial justice and transnational environmental and agricultural policy.
This work builds on her extensive experience with sustainable development and
agricultural biodiversity projects abroad, combined with research on migrant
health issues domestically.
Her current project explores immigrant farmers’ roles in agrarian change
in the United States today. Her forthcoming book on the topic, The New
American Farmer: Race, Immigration and Sustainability
is under contract
with MIT Press. She has also published in journals such as Geoforum, The
Journal of Peasant Studies
, Food, Culture, and Society
Agriculture and Human Values
, and Renewable Agriculture and Food
among others. She is presently the chair of the Geographies of
Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the Association of American