Audience at Decolonizing Foodways event. Photo by Jonathan Fong

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

The affiliated faculty and staff listed below have dedicated a portion of their work to food and agriculture systems. Many have worked on projects funded through our seed grant program, which supports innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research projects that are aligned with the mission of the Institute. You can find updates on their work under Affiliated Faculty and Staff in the News and in our weekly newsletter.

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African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies

john a. powell

civil rights, civil liberties, race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, democracy, racialized space (also Ethnic Studies, Law, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society)

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Michael L. Anderson

environmental economics, health economics, applied econometrics

Maximilian Auffhammer

air pollution and agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, econometrics, energy, environmental economics (also International and Area Studies)

J. Keith Gilless

forest economics and management, wildfire protection (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Ethan A. Ligon

food demand, agricultural contracts, risk and insurance, intra-household allocation, international development, applied econometrics

Jeffrey Perloff

farm labor, industrial organization of agricultural and food markets, agricultural production and the environment, trade, econometrics

Sofia B. Villas-Boas

economics, industrial organization, applied econometrics

David Zilberman

agriculture, nutrition, policy, economics, technological change

American Studies

Kathleen Moran

food media, California food spaces, representation, American studies

Anthropology

Junko Habu

human-environment dynamics, climate change, hunter-gatherers and small-scale societies, local environmental movements

Christine Hastorf

agricultural production, foodways, plant-use, cooking practices

Seth Holmes

public health, medicine and science, labor, immigration, medical anthropology, health disparities, Latin America (also Public Health)

Architecture

Renee Chow

urban design, intersection between architecture and its locale, urban farming

Rene C Davids

technology, topography, urbanism, Latin America, housing for homeless, technical and material innovation, design theory

Harrison Fraker

urban, sustainability, urban design, architecture, self-sufficiency, global

Business

Kellie A. McElhaney

strategic corporate social responsibility

Kristiana Raube

healthcare access, poverty reduction, social justice, sustainability

Omar Romero-Hernandez

green supply chain, life cycle implications, sustainable practices, biofuels, bioenergy, environmental impact

William Rosenzweig

social-focused business, environmental value, entrepreneur, health, environment

Robert Strand

sustainability, corporate ethics, strategic management, empathy and the corporation

Cal Dining

Shawn LaPean

sustainable food service, social responsibility, living/learning environment, food quality, dining

Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence

Ruben Elias Canedo Sanchez

education, equity, underrepresented students, food security, food pantries

Center for Global Public Health

Hildy Fong

global health policy research and advocacy, child and paternal health, program design and implementation, social marketing, policy development

Center for Latin American Studies

Maria Echaveste

policy, Latin America, anthropology, global poverty, education, law

City and Regional Planning

Charisma Acey

city and regional planning, sustainable urbanism, environmental behaviors, poverty reduction, social equity, spacial analysis

Karen Chapple

housing, community and economic development, regional planning, job creation on industrial land, regional governance in rural Peru, accessory dwelling unity

Jason Coburn

city planning, public health, environmental health and social justice in cities, local knowledge, urban health equity (also Public Health)

Malo Andre Hutson

community development, regional and economic development, urban policy and politics, urban health

Moira O’Neill

strategic planning, policy analysis, negotiation, and community development for public entities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector

Jennifer Wolch

sustainable urbanism, urban design and public health, homeless and human service delivery, animal-society relations

College of Natural Resources Executive Programs

Mio Katayama Owens

anthropology, food

Energy Resources Group

Margaret S. Torn

climate change, ecosystems, society, biodiversity, greenhouse gases, food systems, soil, land use

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Barbara Allen-Diaz

natural resources, management of range resources (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Ronald Amundson

biogeochemistry, soil, ecosystems, land, energy, nutrients

Dennis Baldocchi

biosphere, biometeorology

Justin Brashares

biodiversity, conservation

Claudia Carr

biocultural diversity and food, tribal health, food security, urban and peri-urban agriculture, sustainable food systems

Federico Castillo

technology transfer and innovation, economic valuation, socioeconomic impacts of climate change, economic aspects of protected areas, migration

Ignacio Chapela

microbial ecology, ecosystems, agriculture, biotechnology, environmental science, microbial biology, policy and management

Kent Daane

agriculture, insecticides, biological control, sustainability, farm management (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Kathryn De Master

food system mapping, organic agriculture, sustainability, sociology

Paolo D'Odorico

ecohydrology, surface hydrology, ecosystem ecology, aeolian processes, desertification, stochastic, nonlinear environmental dynamics, water and food security

Mary Firestone

soil, microbial ecology, terrestrial system response to global change, sustainability, biodegradation, soil structure

Louise Fortmann

rural development, sociology, poverty, community control of natural resources, democratizing science, forestry

Gordon Frankie

agroecology, native bees, entomology, ecology, wildlands, gardens, pollination

Christy Getz

food systems, social justice, labor, industry, food security, sustainability (also UC Cooperative Extension)

J. Keith Gilless

forest economics and management, wildfire protection (also Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Ted Grantham

environmental flow science, California water management and policy, spatial freshwater conservation planning, climate change risk assessment and adaptation (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Lynn Huntsinger

wildland, rangeland, conservation, livestock, pastoral, socio-ecological systems, sustainable management, agroecology, political ecology, ecosystems

Alastair Iles

agriculture, agroecology, diversified farming systems, environmental justice, democracy, education, policy, science and technology studies (BFI Faculty Co-Director; Co-Director, Center for Diversified Farming Systems)

Maggi Kelly

GIS, ecosystem sciences, forests (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Kendra Klein

food systems, farm to hospital, commodity networks, alternative agrifood movements, ecological nutrition, corporeality

Claire Kremen

conservation, biodiversity, resource consumption, land use, global, ecosystems, pollination, agroecology, diversified farming systems (BFI Faculty Co-Director; Co-Director, Center for Diversified Farming Systems)

Adina Merenlender

biodiversity, landscape, conservation, watershed, ecosystem, land use (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Nicholas J. Mills

insect parasitism, biological control, pest management, community ecology

Rachel Morello-Frosch

public health, environmental justice, malnutrition, environmental and health disparities, policy, community-based participatory research, epidemiology (also Public Health)

Dara O’Rourke

environmental justice, globalization, industrial ecology, labor

Celine Pallud

soil, sediments, water, nutrients, contaminants, bioavailability, biogeochemistry

Nancy Lee Peluso

political ecology, resource management, environmental sociology, environmental policy, international, rural development

Matthew D. Potts

plantation agriculture, land use policy and planning, food, energy, water nexus, natural resource management

Paul Rogé

agroecology, participatory action research, urban agriculture, food justice, perennial staple crops, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa.

Jeffrey M. Romm

social distributions of power and wealth, economic growth, natural resource quality, public science, institutional watershed and river basin management, race and natural resources

Seth B.C. Shonkoff

fracking, water, air, climate, ecological and population health

Whendee L. Silver

ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, land use, nutrient cycling, biodiversity, climate change, greenhouse gases, soils, rangelands

Jennifer Sowerwine

biocultural diversity, food, tribal health, food security, urban and peri-urban agriculture, sustainable food systems, food safety (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Garrison Sposito

agriculture, soil, ecosystem science, environmental engineering, physical geochemistry

David E. Winickoff

environmental law, policy, biotechnology, medicine, property rights, risk assessment, food safety, climate change, science, bioethics

Ethnic Studies

john a. powell

civil rights, civil liberties, race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, democracy, racialized space (also African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies, Law, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society)

Lok Siu

diaspora, transnationalism, migration, cultural citizenship, un/belonging, racial, ethnic, and gender formation, Asians in the Americas, Chinese diaspora studies, cultural politics of food ethnography

Food Labor Research Center

Saru Jayaraman

labor, food, social justice, policy

Geography

Joshua Muldavin

political ecology and political economy of international development, China, Himalayan Region

Nathan Sayre

ecology, rangelands, livestock production, suburbanization, conservation, pastoralism, environmental history, local ecological knowledge, climate change, political ecology

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Nadia Barhoum

visualizing data, political economy, global food system, anchor institutions, marginalized communities

Elsadig Elsheikh

social dynamics, human and indigenous peoples’ rights, political ecology

john a. powell

civil rights, civil liberties, race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, democracy, racialized space (also African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Law)

History

Janaki Bakhle

intellectual history of religion, politics and modern India, history of food and agriculture in South Asia

Rebecca M. McLennan

Global history of foodways, American history in a global context, law and society, crime and punishment, incarceration, capitalism, environment, social theory

Information

Tapan S. Parikh

sustainable development, health, agriculture, education

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Deborah Lustig

cultural anthropology, gender, education, youth, policy, social justice, Kenya, United States

Robin Marsh

rural development, gender and agriculture, gardening, food security, sustainability, youth leadership

Integrative Biology

David Ackerly

ecology, evolution, diversity, terrestrial plants, California, flora, native, ecophysiology, population biology, community ecology, phylogenetics, climate

Thomas Carlson

ethnobotany, ethnoecology, biocultural diversity, evolutionary medicine, cultural foods, nutrition, pediatrics, human health, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Native American health

Paul Fine

Amazon, rain forest, tree diversity, biotic interactions, environmental heterogeneity, plant distribution & speciation, edaphic specialization

International and Area Studies

Maximilian Auffhammer

air pollution and agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, econometrics, energy, environmental economics (also Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Clara I. Nicholls

sustainable rural development, Latin America, agroecology, community based participatory research

Italian Studies

Danielle Callegari

history of food in Italy, food literature and cultures of the pre and early modern Mediterranean, history of wine

Journalism

Edwin Dobb

environmental journalism, international journalism

Michael Pollan

food systems, agriculture, gardening, nutrition, obesity, science, cooking, journalism

Mark Schapiro

environmental health, international

David Tuller

health, journalism (also Public Health)

Edward Wasserman

journalism ethics, media ownership, poverty

Labor Occupational Health Program

Laura Stock

labor, workers’ compensation, ergonomics programs and policies

Suzanne Teran

immigrant worker populations, health communication and social marketing, occupational health disparities, leadership and capacity building programs

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Patricia Algara

urban gardens, urban design, farms, pollinators, designing for difference

Jennifer Brooks

infastructure, landscape design, public health, policy, urban gardens, ecology

Louise Mozingo

urban design, environmental and social sustainability

Kim Stryker

landscapes, historic gardens, urban design, San Francisco, sustainable landscape design

Law

Daniel A. Farber

environmental law, environmental writing, energy

Laurel Fletcher

transitional justice and humanitarian law, globalization and migration

Claudia Polsky

pollution prevention, green technology, public health, environmental health, agricultural pesticides, toxicity, toxic waste disposal, conservation easements

john a. powell

civil rights, civil liberties, race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, democracy, racialized space (also African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society)

Stephen D. Sugarman

food law, policy, education, public health, employment law

Molly Van Houweling

food law, intellectual property, technology policy

Linguistics

George Lakoff

application of cognitive and neural linguistics to politics, literature, psychology, philosophy and mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Boris Rubinsky

biotechnology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering

Media Studies

Jean Retzinger

media studies, culture, agriculture and food studies

Nutrition Policy Institute (UC Cooperative Extension)

Patricia Crawford

nutrition, policy, obesity, nutrition assessment, pediatric health (also Public Health)

Wendi Gosliner

obesity prevention, nutrition, health disparities, policy

Lorrene Ritchie

nutrition policy, children, family, education, child obesity, school programs, child nutrition

Ron Strochlic

equitable and sustainable food systems, agricultural workers, low-income and immigrant communities, nutrition

Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Mikelle McCoin

dietetics, nutrition therapy, chronic disease management, cardiovascular disease

Kristen Rasmussen

food systems, food, nutrition, policy, sustainability

Plant and Microbial Biology

Robert Fischer

epigenetic regulation of seed development in angiosperms

Sarah C. Hake

genetics, plant development, plant architecture, meristems, morphological diversity

Peggy G. Lemaux

crop biotechnology, cereal crops, education, genetic engineering (also UC Cooperative Extension)

Sheng Luan

plant responses to the environment, molecular networks, mineral uptake, rice

Psychology

Dacher Keltner

prosocial behavior and health, power, wealth, food consumption

David E. Presti

neuroscience, behavior, addiction, nutrition, chemistry, psychopharmacology, ethnobotany

Public Health

Colette Auerswald

homeless youth, food security, adolescent health, marginalized youth, HIV, STDs

John R. Balmes

farmworkers, asthma, lung cancer, ozone, nitrogen dioxide air pollution

Asa Bradman

farmworkers, environmental health, biomonitoring

Jason Corburn

city planning, public health, environmental health and social justice in cities, local knowledge, urban health equity (also City and Regional Planning)

Patricia Crawford

nutrition, policy, obesity, nutrition assessment, pediatric health (also Nutrition Policy Institute)

Lori Dorfman

public health, journalism, communication, media, framing, marketing, food, beverages

Brenda Eskenazi

reproductive hazards, chemical exposure, toxicology, epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, maternal-child health, public health

Lia Fernald

obesity, nutrition, epidemiology, immigrant health, maternal-child health, global, policy, public health, inequality and health disparities

Sylvia Guendelman

reproductive health of immigrant women; women’s health; access to health care for disadvantaged populations, including the working poor; health along the U.S. Mexico border

Seth Holmes

public health, medicine and science, labor, immigration, medical anthropology, health disparities, Latin America (also Anthropology)

Michael Jerrett

environmental health, GIS, land-use

Barbara Laraia

food security, health disparities, obesity, diabetes, nutrition, policy, domestic, social justice

Kristine Madsen

community health, pediatric obesity, health disparities, community based participatory research, school lunch reform

Rachel Morello-Frosch

public health, environmental justice, malnutrition, environmental and health disparities, policy, community-based participatory research, epidemiology (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Emily J. Ozer

violence prevention, trauma, adolescent, mental health, physical health, depression

Jaspal Sandhu

design, public health, healthcare, human-centered design, mHealth, mobile phones, interactive, data-driven tools, decision-making

Karen Sokal-Gutierrez

education, maternal-child health, oral health, nutrition, developing countries, health disparities

David Tuller

health, journalism (also Journalism)

Public Policy

Henry Brady

politics, government, democracy

Hildy Fong

global health policy research and advocacy, child and paternal health, program design and implementation, social marketing, policy development

Hilary Hoynes

policy, poverty, domestic, infant health, food, nutrition, labor, economic disparities, SNAP

Solomon Hsiang

agriculture, climate change, international, socio-ecological systems, development economics, natural disasters

Jane Mauldon

demography, domestic, race, social welfare, health, poverty, policy

Michael O’Hare

public management, environmental policy, global warming, land use, food price, biofuels

Robert Reich

industrial policy, labor and employment, leadership and management, leadership and social change, macroeconomic policy, social and economic policy

Social Welfare

Tina Sacks

racial disparities in health, social determinants of health, race, class and gender, poverty and inequality

Sociology

Jill Bakehorn

gender, sexuality, culture, food

Troy Duster

Sociology of science, sociology of knowledge, deviance and control, sociology of law, race and ethnicity, policy

Laura J. Enriquez

Development in Latin America, rural sociology, political sociology, social movements

Statistics

Philip Stark

food equity, sustainability, urban foraging, wild foods, earthquake prediction, climate modeling

Student Environmental Resource Center

Katherine Walsh

sustainability, environmental justice, zero waste, student engagement and leadership development, climate science communication and action, social equity and inclusion

Townsend Center for the Humanities

John Paulas

ancient Mediterranean food practices, food literature and cultures of Greek and Roman antiquity, food history

UC Cooperative Extension

Barbara Allen-Diaz

natural resources, management of range resources (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Kent Daane

agriculture, insecticides, biological control, sustainability, farm management (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Bill Frost

range, natural resources, environment, management

Christy Getz

food systems, social justice, labor, industry, food security, sustainability (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Ted Grantham

environmental flow science, California water management and policy, spatial freshwater conservation planning, climate change risk assessment and adaptation (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Maggi Kelly

GIS, ecosystem sciences, forests (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Peggy G. Lemaux

crop biotechnology, cereal crops, education, genetic engineering (also Plant and Microbial Biology)

Adina Merenlender

biodiversity, landscape, conservation, watershed, ecosystem, land use (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

Jennifer C. Sowerwine

biocultural diversity, food, tribal health, food security, urban and peri-urban agriculture, sustainable food systems, food safety (also Environmental Science, Policy, and Management)

University Health Services

Kim Jarboe LaPean

marketing, communications, public relations, health services, campus dining

Trish Ratto

dietetics, nutrition, faculty/staff wellness, drinking water, lactation, campus food environment