Julie Guthman

julie_guthman-e1410215991744-150x150Julie Guthman is a professor of social sciences at UC Santa Cruz where she teaches courses primarily in global political economy, the politics of food and agriculture, and the body. Since receiving her PhD in 2000 in Geography from UC Berkeley, she has published extensively on contemporary efforts to transform the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed, with a particular focus on voluntary food labels, community food security, farm-to-school programs, and the race and class politics of “alternative food.” Her first book, Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California (2004), won the Frederick H. Buttel Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement from the Rural Sociological Society and the Donald Q. Innis Award from the Rural Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Her latest book, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism (2011) was awarded the James M. Blaut Innovative Publication Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and the 2012 Book Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society.


Keywords: Food Justice