Hossein Ayazi

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Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies

Schapiro Hall Rm 202


B.Sc. University of California, San Diego, Environmental Systems/Ethnic Studies (2010)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Society & Environment (2018)

Areas of Expertise

I received my Ph.D. in “Society and Environment” from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. I locate my work on the political economy and cultural politics of race and U.S. agri-food systems at the intersection of the fields of American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Critical Geography. 


Across my research, teaching, and public curriculum, I focus on 20th- and 21st-century dynamics of U.S. agricultural and rural governance and investment, U.S. racial capitalism and colonialism, and racial formations within and beyond the United States. Critically, I do so while centering the antiracist, anticolonial, and revolutionary-socialist struggles at the center of such historical and contemporary dynamics.