Hossein Ayazi is a Research Assistant to Elsadig Elsheikh in the Haas Institute Global Justice Program where his work addresses US and global food systems, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, and colonialism and race.

His dissertation, “Postwar Slave and Settler Pastorals: The Agrarian Life of Race,” treats 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 1970 —as an innovation in US settler colonial and imperial governance, and the racial regimes that encode and reproduce such formations of US colonialism.

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.