Evan Weissman joins the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition as an assistant professor. He is also a faculty member at our Maxwell School. He completed his Ph.D. in geography at Syracuse University. His dissertation, “Cultivating the City: Urban Agriculture and Agrarian Questions in Brooklyn, NY,” explores the tensions between the stated goals and outcomes of urban cultivation. Dr. Weissman is currently submitting manuscripts based on his dissertation research and is completing a pilot project that examines the impacts of four initiatives to increase fresh food access in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Weissman is currently developing food studies courses and has taught a variety of classes at multiple institutions. Additional professional experiences include service as a public outreach associate for Scenic Hudson and an education and outreach assistant for the environmental organization, Riverkeeper.
Dr. Weissman is a founding member and currently serves on the board of Syracuse Grows, a food justice network promoting urban agriculture and community gardening (seewww.syracusegrows.org). While a graduate student at SU, he served as president and vice president of the Graduate Student Organization, including the graduate representative to the University’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Weissman’s professional affiliations include the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, the American Community Gardening Association, and the Association of American Geographers.