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We are the Culture & Agriculture (C&A) Section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). C&A aims to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.

C&A is a membership organization governed by its bylaws. The main activities of C&A include:
• Publication of the CAFE Journal
• Sponsorship and organization of panels, special sessions, and workshops at the AAA aanual meetings
• Publication of regular columns in Anthropology News
• Sponsorship of the Robert Netting Best Student Paper Prize
• Maintain regular communication among members through theCulture_aglist electronic mailing list.

As stated in our Bylaws, the purpose of the Culture and Agriculture section is: “(a) to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and (b) to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.”

 

CULTURE AND AGRICULTURE EXECUTIVE BOARD

David Meek, President (2018-2020)
Department of Anthropology
University of Oregon
Brandi Janssen, President Elect (2019-2020)
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
University of Iowa
Nick Kawa, Past President (2016-2018)
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
Andrew Lehne Ofstehage, Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2021)
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Sarah Franzen, C&A Web Fellow
Wolf Center for Humanities
University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Sweeney-Tookes, Member-at-Large (2019-2021)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Georgia Southern University
Maia Dedrick, Member-at-Large (2019-2021)
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lois Stanford, General Listserv —
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

New Mexico State University

CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND ENVIRONMENT (CAFE) EDITORS

Megan A. Styles, Co-Editor
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
University of Illinois Springfield

Debarati Sen, Co-Editor
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Kennesaw State University

Tanya Matthan, Editorial Assistant
Department of Anthropology
UCLA