"The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability

“Photo credit: Dr. Minkoff-Zern"

“Photo credit: Dr. Minkoff-Zern"

When December 4, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Where Zoom Meeting

Contact Leslie A. Martin

Contact Phone 814-865-5461

Although the majority of farms in the United States have US-born owners who identify as white, a growing number of new farmers are immigrants. Many of these farmers are from Mexico, and originally came to the United States looking for work in agriculture. Dr. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern will discuss the experiences of Latino/a immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners, offering a new perspective on racial inequality and sustainable farming.

Dr. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an Associate Professor of Food Studies and Affiliate of the Departments of Geography and Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Her research and teaching broadly explore the interactions between food and racial justice, labor movements, and transnational environmental and agricultural policy.