I am a geographer and teach at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, studied anthropology at Yale University, and then discovered geography. I received my PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.
I study the people and technologies that get different kinds of food from farm to market. For past research projects, I lived for a year in Burkina Faso, visited marketplaces and archives in Paris, London and Hong Kong, and interviewed experts on food's environmental footprint in countries ranging from Sweden to New Zealand. For my current research, I am spending time with the people involved in multi-stakeholder initiatives to assess and improve the sustainability of commodity agriculture.
I have been fortunate to receive support for my research from the National Science Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
I have written two books, Fresh and French Beans, as well as articles and opinion pieces for both the scholarly and popular press.
When not teaching or traveling, I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Email freidberg at dartmouth.edu