Hossein Ayazi is a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute. His work addresses US and global food systems; US race, culture, and state power; globalization and neoliberalism; forced migration; social movements; and climate justice.
As part of the Global Justice program, he has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill and other pillars of US agri-policy; forced migration, climate-induced displacement, and international refugee frameworks; and corporate power and trade agreements.
He has also published his independent research in the journals of Comparative American Studies and Qui Parle Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, with publications forthcoming in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and the edited volume, The Gospel of Work and Money: A Global History of Industrial Education.
Hossein holds a Ph.D. in Society and Environment (Geography, American Studies, Ethnic Studies) from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at UC Berkeley. He was recently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program at Williams College.
- Climate migration is here. Is Biden ready? (E&E News) | Sept. 29, 2021
- More Americans struggling to put food on the table after federal benefits end (USA Today) | Sept. 28, 2021
- Why is Haiti so prone to natural disasters? (The Independent) | Aug. 20, 2021
- Your Crash Course on Food Justice: A Reading Syllabus (KQED) | June 26, 2020
- Climate-Fueled Drought, Sea Level Rise, Storms & Fires Displace Millions Worldwide (DemocracyNow!) | Dec. 13, 2019
- Racist U.S. Farm Bill? (WORT FM) | Dec. 21, 2015