• Bio:

    Jan Poppendieck is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where she serves on the faculties of both Public Health and Sociology. Her primary concerns as a scholar and activist have focused on issues of poverty, hunger, and food assistance in the United States. She is the author of Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression, Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America, which won the 2010 Book of the Year award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society. She has been selected to receive a 2011 James Beard Foundation Leadership award.

  • Recent Publications:

    Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, The University of California Press January, 2010.

  • Current Projects:

    Currently a member of the Sociology Department’s Personnel and Budget Committee.

  • Research Areas: Food Policy, Public Health Policy