Alison Heslin is a political and economic sociologist. Her research focuses on globalization and international trade, primarily as it relates to food security and sustainability. Her published works address the effects of political and economic changes on individuals’s rights and subsistence, including “After Postnational Citizenship: Constructing the Boundaries of Inclusion in Neoliberal Contexts” in Sociology Compass; “Life After the Regime: Market Instability with the Fall of the U.S. Food Regime” in Agriculture and Human Values; and “Development: Sustainable Agriculture” included in The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Currently, she is completing a manuscript on the causes and mobilization processes of contemporary food riots in the Global South. She was the recipient of a 2012 Emory Global Health Institute Fellowship and a 2014 Boren Fellowship, awarded to study food security and food riot mobilization in South Asia. Her courses address global social change, challenges and opportunities in sustainable development, and the political and economic determinants of food access. She was awarded the 2013 Piedmont Fellowship in Sustainability, Teaching, and Curriculum and the 2016 Teaching Award at Emory University.
Teaching and Research Interests
globalization; political economy; development; social movements and protest mobilization; food security; sustainable food systems; international agricultural trade
B.A. Sociology & German Studies, University of Richmond, 2009 M.A. Sociology, Emory University, 2015 Ph.D. Sociology, Emory University, 2016