James Hale

Contact Information

Role: Adjunct

Position: Instructor

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture
  • Community Sociology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Theory

Department: Sociology


Hi, My interests revolve around connections between people and the environment, food, and agriculture, and the practices and values groups use to understand and improve such relationships. I am inspired by work that is oriented toward more egalitarian forms of social, economic, and political justice. Many of these interests are rooted in my experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi. Before returning to school, I was a team member on a number of community food studies at the Colorado School of Public Health and co-founded two urban agriculture organizations in Denver, Co. Currently I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Otago's Centre for Sustainability in Dunedin, New Zealand.