An article by Dr. Patricia Allen, food systems & society department chair, was selected for inclusion in a "best of" retrospective issue of the esteemed journal Gastronomica.
The Department of Food Systems & Society offers a master's degree program designed to increase broad understanding and practice of sustainability and social justice in the food system.
Our premise: If we're going to successfully resolve the many and diverse challenges facing our food system, it's essential to integrate theory, context, skills and practice. Students who study with us will:
- Deepen understanding of different worldviews and socioeconomic concepts and structures
- Expand skills in communication, collaboration, leadership, strategic thinking, research and writing
- Work on a meaningful project that advances social change in the food system
Led by chair Patricia Allen, an internationally recognized scholar in and advocate for sustainable food systems, the department's master's degree program is based on the philosophy that effective and lasting education engages us actively in knowledge creation.