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Justin Sean Myers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Fresno
State. He received his PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center - The City University
of New York, his MA in Sociology from San Diego State, his BA in Sociology from Sonoma
State, and his AA from Santa Rosa Junior College. His research utilizes qualitative
and historical methods to examine how marginalized communities are organizing against
environmental and food inequities. This scholarship has appeared in Environmental
Sociology, Geoforum, and Agriculture & Human Values. Other work on food and environmental
politics has appeared in Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology and Twenty Lessons
in the Sociology of Food and Agriculture. He is currently writing a book on the food
justice movement in Brooklyn.
Dr. Myers began teaching at Fresno State in the fall of 2018. He teaches many of the
core courses for upper division sociology majors, including Contemporary Sociological
Theory, Social Classes & Inequality, and Qualitative Research Methods. Social Movements,
the Sociology of Food, and the Sociology of Work and Labor are elective courses Myers
Myers is excited to now also lead the Humanics Program as the director and answers
some questions to get to know him better.