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Justin Sean Myers, Assistant Professor

Office Location: SS 102C
Office Phone: 559-278-7346

Class Schedule Spring 2019

Class Time Days Location
SOC 122 2-3:15pm M W SS 203
SOC 153 10-11:50am M W SS 203

Office Hours: M 12-1pm, 3:30-4:30pm; W 12-1pm

Personal Biography

A born and raised Californian, Dr. Myers graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College (AA), Sonoma State (BA), and San Diego State (MA).  He received his PhD from The City University of New York (CUNY) in 2013 and taught for five years at Marist College before starting at Fresno State in the Fall of 2018.

Areas of Specialty 

Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Food & Agriculture, Environmental Justice & Food Justice, Social Inequality, Social Movements, Work & Labor, Urban Sociology, Critical Theory.

Research Focus

His work investigates the relationship between oppression and resistance through exploring how social movements are utilizing food as a means to address social, economic, and environmental injustice.  

His primary research project is focused on East New York Farms (ENYF!), a longstanding food justice organization in the Black, Caribbean, and Latinx community of East New York, Brooklyn, and analyzes their efforts to build a community food system premised on farmers markets, urban farms, and market-oriented community gardens to address a legacy of political and economic marginalization. 

Recent Publications

Myers, Justin Sean.  2018. “Food and Hunger.” In Twenty Lessons in Food and Agriculture, edited by Jason Konefal and Maki Hatanaka. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Myers, Justin Sean. 2018. “The CUNY Open Admissions Strike, 1969.” Pp. 191-199 in Revolting New York, edited by Neil Smith and Don Mitchell. Athens GA: University of Georgia Press .

Myers, Justin Sean. 2018. “Neoliberalism, Debt, and Class Power.” Pp. 337-352 in Class: The Anthology, edited by Michael Roberts and Stanley Aronowitz. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sbicca, Joshua and Justin Sean Myers. 2017. “Food Justice Racial Projects: Fighting Racial Neoliberalism from the Bay to the Big Apple.” Environmental Sociology 3(1): 30-41.

Myers, Justin Sean. 2017.  “Food for Thought” chapter inset boxes. In Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology, second edition, edited by Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.