Hossein Ayazi, Ph.D. is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Global Justice Program (GJP) at the Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Across his research, teaching, and policy strategy work, he focuses on the U.S. and global political economy of race, agri-food systems, and the climate crisis. He does so while centering and connecting the grassroots demands, strategies, and organizations ofacross the Global South and Global North alike.
As part of OBI, he has published reports on U.S. and global agri-food and environmental policy, state and corporate power, trade and development, and climate impacts and resilience strategies, and climate reparations. On these topics, he has helped organize convenings among scholars, organizers, communicators, researchers, artists, and policymakers.
He has also published his research in the journals of Comparative American Studies, Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, and in the forthcoming edited volumes, The Gospel of Work and Money: A Global History of Industrial Education, and Love, Knowledge, Revolution: A Comparative Ethnic Studies Reader.
Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program at Williams College. He 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.
- A Rude Awakening with Dr. Hossein Ayazi (KPFA) | Nov. 24, 2023
- 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