Research, learning and action for equitable food networks
The Food Justice Lab at West Virginia University is an experimental space for research and action to create more equitable food systems.
Bradley established the Food Justice Lab with his students in 2010. His research, teaching and advocacy focuses on economic crises, food system inequalities, and solidarity-based responses from communities building alternative economic futures.
Josh joined the lab in 2013 and has played a leadership role in the development of WV FOODLINK. Josh's research explores the politics of anti-hunger organizing and the restructuring of humanitarian food networks in the United States in the 21st century.
Thomson joined the lab in 2014 as a GIS analyst and transitioned into his new role as Director of Research in 2016. Thomson leverages his skill in GIS to develop people-centered and accessible tools that increase access to information and promote participatory planning for healthier communities. He currently oversees a wide portfolio of projects in collaboration with WVU Extension, West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, Community Food Initiatives, Higher Ed Policy Commission and more.
Amanda joined the lab in 2012 to and has led the FIRSTHAND Co-operative initiative since 2014. Amanda's research and advocacy focuses on the development of cooperatives, particularly food co-ops on university campuses. Amanda is the founding cooperative director of FIRSTHAND Coffee and has extensive research experience working on student food cooperatives in collaboration with the Cooperative Food Empowerment Initiative (COFED).
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