Faculty Experts

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Associate Professor of Food Studies

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an Associate Professor of Food Studies in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Food Studies Graduate Director, and 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 book on the topic, “The New American Farmer: Race, Immigration and Sustainability,” was published by MIT Press in 2019. 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.