Hossein Ayazi

Research Assistant

Hossein Ayazi is a Research Assistant in the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Global Justice program. His work addresses US and global food systems, agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, US settler colonialism and imperalism, as well as social movements. He has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and global dynamics of forced migration. 

He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Society and Environment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM). His dissertation accounts for how the "Green Revolution" - the US-led international capital-intensive agricultural research, technology, and education transfer initiatives that were designed to combat hunger and that lasted from the early 1940s to the early 1970s - was an innovation in early-twentieth century US settler colonial, imperial, and anti-black forms of subjection, administration, and governance. 

Prior to joining the Haas Institute, Hossein worked with the Oakland-based food justice collective Phat Beets Produce, as well as the food policy think tank Roots of Change, and the San Mateo County Food System Alliance.