Northwestern University

Mon 3:00 PM

Colloquium Speaker: "Food Prices and Food Crises" with Dr. Craig Hadley

When: Monday, January 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: 1810 Hinman Avenue, 104, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cynthia Beth   847.491.5402

Group: Anthropology Department

Category: Academic

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The global rise in staple food prices that occurred in 2007/8 renewed interest in the impact of food prices on human health and wellbeing. In this talk Hadley explores the relationship between food prices, poverty, and wellbeing by drawing on two very different data sources, an ongoing mixed methods project from Ethiopia and a 46 country global sample. Results from these studies provide insights into the role of local context, poverty, and geography in shaping the way that human health responds to rising food prices. These studies also highlight the methodological difficulties in predicting the health impacts of food prices.

Professor Hadley’s graduate training was carried out at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD in 2003 in biological anthropology with a designated emphasis in international nutrition. Following that was a postdoctoral scholar at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. From 2005-2007 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Michigan. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.

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