Hossein Ayazi is a Research Assistant in the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Global Justice program where his work addresses US and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, US settler colonialism and imperialism, and 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 traces 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.