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“Communicating the Inequities in the Pathway between Food Producers and Consumers”





Dr. Andrew Carter is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Recreation at San Jose State University. His research examines intersections of culture, power, resistance, meaning interpretation, consumer participation and voice in public discourses on health. Dr. Carter’s primary areas of interest include health disparities, physical activity, critical food studies, and community-based participatory research. He has published work in Communication Theory, Health Communication, Health Promotion Practice, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, American Journal of Health Education, and Frontiers in Communication. He received his Master of Public Health and Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. 


Dr. Adrienne Lamberti is an associate professor and the coordinator of the Professional Writing Program in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches and researches workplace communication, focusing on ag producer discourse, crisis and conflict communication, and the profession of editing. Dr. Lamberti's recent work includes Cultivating Spheres: Agriculture, Technical Communication, and the Publics and Communication and Conflict Studies: Disciplinary Connections, Research Directions. Her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication is from Iowa State University.


Dr. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies Syracuse University. Her research and teaching broadly explores the interactions between food and racial justice, labor movements, and transnational environmental and agricultural policy. This focus builds on her extensive experience with agricultural biodiversity projects abroad, combined with work on immigrant health issues domestically. In addition to her monograph, The New American Farmer, she has also published in journals such as Geoforum, The Journal of Peasant Studies, Food, Culture, and Society, Antipode, Agriculture and Human Values, and Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, among others. She earned a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband and two daughters.