Julie Guthman is a geographer and professor of social sciences at the UC Santa Cruz, where she teaches global political economy and the politics of food and agriculture. Her publications include two multi-award winning books: Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California and Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.
Her most recent work includes “Life itself under contract: rent-seeking and biopolitical devolution through partnerships in California’s strawberry industry,” an article about the intertwined human health, environmental and economic predicaments of strawberry production in California (The Journal Of Peasant Studies Vol. 44 , Iss. 1,2017).