Hossein Ayazi, Ph.D. is a Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. 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. He was recently 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.
Across his research, teaching, and program strategy work, he centers the political economy and racial politics of U.S. and global agri-food systems and environmental change, and their relationship to antiracist, anticolonial, and revolutionary-socialist struggles from the 20th century on into the present. Such work is driven by his passion for research-driven community building and organizational transformation in higher education, and on issues of racial, economic, and environmental justice.
As part of the Global Justice program, Dr. Ayazi has co-authored reports on agri-food and environmental policy, neoliberalism and corporate power, the climate crisis, and forced migration. 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.
- 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