Meet Julie Guthman, Ph.D.

Julie Guthman, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz; Radcliffe Fellow 2017-2018. Dr. Guthman is also a 2017-2018 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow.

Dr. Guthman discussed her forthcoming book (to be published 2019) on the challenges of strawberry production, one of California's major crops on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program February 20, 2018: Industrial Agriculture and the Humble Strawberry. That discussion covered crop pests, toxins used in crop production, health issues and other concerns related to industrial agriculture. She also discussed an earlier book, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism ,a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between public health and modern food production.

Julie Guthman (2019 book) Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (University of California Press)

some background:

Dr. Guthman's book awards include

  • the Frederick H. Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society for Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (University of California Press, 2004)
  • the ASFS Book Award for Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism(University of California Press, 2011)