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Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Assistant Professor, Food Studies

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Contact Information
lminkoff@syr.edu

544 White Hall
(315) 443-3987

Chair, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers

Degree

Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Specialties

Race, labor, and immigration in the food system, agricultural politics and policy, sustainability studies, feminist methodologies

Biography

Laura-Anne 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, Antipode, Agriculture and Human Values, and Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, among others. She is presently the chair of the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.