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Adam Diamond

Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service

  • Adam Diamond holds a PhD in geography from Rutgers University. His research and teaching interests revolve around the intersection of food systems, sustainability, and political economy. Prior to coming to SIS, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, where he conducted applied research on local food system development as a strategy for enhancing small and mid-sized farm viability. This work included examination of the finances and operations of food value chains and geospatial analysis of farmers market patronage and supply zones. He also has served as an adjunct instructor in geography at George Washington University and worked as a political organizer for the Sierra Club. Dr. Diamond’s dissertation was on the structure and development of the organic milk commodity chain in the Northeast United States. He has worked as a consultant for the Wallace Center at Winrock International, CICERO- Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo, Keystone Research Center, U.S. Treasury Department, and Heifer International.
  • Degrees

    PhD, geography, Rutgers University, M.A., urban planning, UCLA, B.A., political science, Reed College.
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    atrium of SIS building

    Book Currently Reading:


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  • Spring 2015

    • SIS-620 Stds in Global Envirn Politics: Political Ecology of Waste
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