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Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

October 20, Dudley Square
Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an assistant professor of food studies and is an affiliated faculty member in the departments of geography and women's and gender studies at Syracuse University. 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 research explores immigrant farmers’ roles in agrarian change in the United States today. Her new book, The New American Farmer: Race, Immigration and Sustainability, explores the topic in depth. 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. She is presently the chair of the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.