Johann Strube

  • PhD Rural Sociology
Johann Strube

Areas of Expertise

  • Subsistence and Social Reproduction
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Colonialism and indigenous resistance
  • Landscape Planning
Johann Strube is interested in questions around food sovereignty, access to land, peasant studies and subsistence production, in particular in countries of the Global North. His dissertation explores how ownership and sovereignty over land and water are materially exercised in the US-Canadian border region around the Great Lakes and how this affects wild rice harvesting as a subsistence practice of Ojibwe Native American communities. Previous research projects were centered on peasant economy in Upstate New York, Italy and Austria. He holds a master's level diploma in landscape planning and landscape architecture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria). Seeing scientific inquiry as a means of empowerment and not an end in itself, his interests transcend academia and include music, photography, activism, home-cooking and baking. Follow his blog at