Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

January 8, 2021
"The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race and the Struggle for Sustainability"

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an associate professor and director of graduate studies of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Syracuse University. Dr. Minkoff-Zern’s research and teaching broadly explores the interactions between food and racial justice, labor movements, and transnational environmental and agricultural policy. This focus builds on her extensive experience with agricultural biodiversity projects abroad, combined with work on immigrant health issues domestically. In addition to her monograph, The New American Farmer, 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 earned a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband and two daughters.