Hossein Ayazi

graduate student and Haas Institute research assistant

Hossein Ayazi is a Ph.D. candidate in Society and Environment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), and a research assistant in the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Global Justice program. Broadly, his research addresses U.S. and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, U.S. settler colonialism and imperialism and social movements. His dissertation traces how the “Green Revolution” — the U.S.-led international capital-intensive agricultural research, technology, and education transfer initiatives that were designed to combat global hunger and that lasted from the early 1940s to the early 1970s — was an innovation in early-20th century U.S. settler colonial, imperial and anti-black forms of subjection, administration, and governance.