Susanne Friedberg

Susanne Friedberg is a Professor of Geography and Chair of the Department at Dartmouth College and Associate at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Professor Friedberg has served as a Rockefeller fellow and received grants from the National Science Foundation. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Friedberg’s research spans the fields of political ecology, cultural economy and science and technology studies. More specifically, she looks into the social worlds farmers work in, the practical and ethical challenges they face, and how these influence the broader workings and politics of food supply.

Representative Publications

Freidberg, Susanne. “It’s Complicated: Corporate Sustainability and the Uneasiness of Life Cycle Assessment.” Science as Culture 24.2 (2015): 157-182.

Freidberg, Susanne. “Freshness from Afar: The Colonial Roots of Contemporary Fresh Foods.” Food and History 8.1 (2010): 257-278.

Freidberg, Susanne, and Lissa Goldstein. “Alternative food in the global south: Reflections on a direct marketing initiative in Kenya.” Journal of Rural Studies 27.1 (2011): 24-34.

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