Affiliated with: The Human Rights Program The Public Policy Program
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Marc Edelman is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has worked for many years on agrarian social movements in rural Latin America. More recently he has been looking comparatively at peasant movements across the globe. Professor Edelman’s books, which have been translated into several languages, include The Logic of the Latifundio and Peasants Against Globalization. He is also co-author of Social Democracy in the Global Periphery and co-editor of The Anthropology of Development and Globalization and Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization. With funding from the National Science Foundation, he is currently doing research on the campaign of transnational agrarian movements to have the United Nations approve a declaration, and eventually a convention, on the rights of peasants.
Edelman is working on a project, supported by the National Science Foundation and the PSC-CUNY Grants Program, on the efforts of transnational agrarian movements to have the United Nations approve a declaration on the rights of peasants. His most recent books are Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements, coauthored by Saturnino M. Borras, Jr. and published in 2016 by Fernwood (Canada) and Practical Action Publishing (UK); and Estudios agrarios críticos: tierras, semillas, soberanía alimentaria y los derechos de las y los campesinos, published in 2016 by the Editorial del Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, Quito, Ecuador.
Research Areas: Anthropology, Economic Policy, History