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Dr Matt Canfield is an Assistant Professor of Law and Society & Law and Development in the Van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden Law School. He will be speaking about his new book, 'Translating Food Sovereignty: Cultivating Justice in an Age of Transnational Governance' (Stanford University Press, 2022). The book is based on trans-scalar, multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork with activists based in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It examines how they mobilize the claim of food sovereignty across local, regional and global arenas of governance. In doing so, it reveals how activists are constituting new justice claims, strategies of legal mobilization, and horizons of justice in relation to changing forms of global political and legal organization.

Event details of Translating Food Sovereignty: Rights, Regulation, and the Politics of Transnational Governance.
Date 24 October 2022
Time 15:30 -17:00

Matt Canfield is a cultural anthropologist and socio-legal scholar. His research examines issues of human rights, inequality, and sustainability in food system governance. In 2021, he co-edited a Special Issue of Development on the UN Food Systems Summit. His work has been published in the Law & Society Review, Transnational Legal Theory, Law & Social Inquiry, the Journal of Peasant Studies, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Public Culture, and other academic journals.