Ben Champion

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Geography and Development

In the past my research has focused on the political economy of local food trading regimes, the varying uptake of environmental and social justice value systems in these local food systems, and critical studies of what these implementations mean for our conception of a broader sustainable food system.  Over the past ten years, however, I have served as the director of sustainability at two major public land-grant universities and have experience working with large institutional decision-making around food systems and other areas having to do with environmental sustainability.  I bring these experiences as context to the way I teach about food systems, environmental sustainability, and how food and other resource regimes in society evolve.

School of Geography and Development Profile