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Julie H Guthman

Julie H Guthman



831-459-2726 (office)

831-459-2371 (message)

831-459-4979 Fax

Social Sciences Division

Social Sciences Division

  • Sociology Department
  • Feminist Studies Department
  • Community Studies Program


Regular Faculty

Link to CV

209 Oakes College

S2015: Mondays, 1-3pm

EPC/Community Studies

1156 High Street
Santa Cruz CA 95064

Sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements, international political economy of food and agriculture, politics of obesity, environmental health, political ecology, race and food, critical nutrition, and critical human geography.

  • 2014: Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California. University of California Press. 2nd edition
  • 2007: The Polanyian way? Voluntary food labels as neoliberal governance. Antipode 39 (3)
  • 2008: Thinking inside the neoliberal box; the micropolitics of agro-food philanthropy. Geoforum 39(3)
  • 2008: Neoliberalism and the making of food politics in California. Geoforum. 39(3)
  • 2008 "If they only knew:" Colorblindedness and universalism in California alternative food institutions. The Professional Geographer 60(3)
  • 2008: Bringing good food to others: Investigating the subjects of alternative food practice. Cultural Geographies 15(4)
  • 2009: Teaching the politics of obesity: Insights into neoliberal embodiment and contemporary biopolitics, Antipode 41 (5)
  • 2011: Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, UC Press
  • 2012: Opening up the black box of the body in geographical obesity research: toward a critical political ecology of fat. Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • 2014: Doing justice to bodies? Reflections on food justice, race, and biology. Antipode 46(5)
  • 2013: The implications of environmental epigenetics: A new direction for geographic inquiry on health, space, and nature-society relations, Progress in Human Geography 37(4) (Becky Mansfield, co-author)
  • 2013: Too much food and too little sidewalk? Problematizing the obesogenic environment thesis Environment and Planning A 45 (1)
  • 2013, Fatuous measures: the artifactual construction of the obesity epidemic, Critical Public Health 23(3)
  • 2014, guest editor, special issue on Dietary Advice and Its Discontents, Gastronomica 14(3)

  • ENVS 196, Senior Seminar: Transforming Food
  • CMMU 186: Agriculture, Food and Social Justice
  • CMMU 145: Globalization and its Discontents
  • CMMU 149. Political Economy of Food and Agriculture
  • ENVS 280: Advanced Reading Seminar
  • ANTH 247: Critical Perspectives on Nutrition

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