Farmworkers harvesting summer squash in Costa Rica
Food Systems and Sustainability Lab

Galt Lab

Dr. Jennie Durant

Dr. Jennie Durant


Position Title
USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Jennie Durant is a social scientist interested in agrifood systems, with a focus on transitions to diversified farming and socially just food production. Jennie received her PhD at University of California, Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; and an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. Her cross-disciplinary research focuses on agrifood systems at national and global scales, and draws from geography, rural sociology, and environmental science.

Who we are

We are a group of researchers looking at how to make agriculture and food systems more just and sustainable. We study the ways that political, economic, and social structures influence the resiliency and fairness of our food systems throughout the value chain from production to consumption. Our work has a particular emphasis on California and Latin America.