Phil McMichael attended the annual Critical Development Seminar at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (August 27-28) where the Spanish translation of his book, Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Fernwood 2013) was launched. He also made a presentation: "Rethinking the agrarian question through lens of the food regime."
Philip McMichael presented a public lecture at Iowa State University entitled, "The politics of global food security." Read more
Philip McMichael - Opening presentation at University of Michigan
Jul 16, 2015
Philip McMichael gave the opening presentation for the Food Sovereignty: Construction of an International Sustainable Food Movement workshop at the University of Michigan. His talk was entitled, "Connecting the local and the global in inter-governmental arenas: the food sovereignty narrative."
Abigail K. Hart, Philip McMichael, Jeffrey C. Milder, Sara J. Scherr, "Multi-functional landscapes from the grassroots? The role of rural producer movements," Agriculture and Human Values, May 30, 2015. Read more
Phil McMichael made two presentations to the International Studies Association meetings in New Orleans in mid-February: “The food sovereignty countermovement,” and “Politics of paradigm shifts: Learning from subaltern movements and indigenous movements". Read more
Raj Patel (PhD 2002) and Philip McMichael, ‘The political economy of the food riot,’ in Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage, eds, David Pritchard and Francis Pakes (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Read more
Phil McMichael presented a paper on ‘The land question and development politics' to a conference entitled After 2015: Development and Its Alternatives, held at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, London, UK, September 10-11. Read more
Phil McMichael participated in a 3-day Workshop for a Norwegian Research Council Grant entitled: "Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land,” at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, August 18-20. Read more
Phil McMichael delivered a keynote address "Rethinking Development in the Anthropocene Age: Turning 'Back' to the Agrarian Question," to the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Brock University, St. Catherine's, May 27-30. Read more
Department Chair Philip McMichael participated in the Open Ended Working Group of the Committee on World Food Security at the UN/FAO (Rome), as a representative of the Civil Society Mechanism, April 29, 2014. Read more
Department Chair Philip McMichael gave a lecture titled "Historicizing the Land Grab: The Unfolding, and Unraveling, of the Global Food Regime" as part of an Institute for Comparative Modernities series on February 10th. Read more
Department chair Philip McMichael made a presentation at the Food Sovereignty Symposium at the International Institute for Social Studies at The Hague, January 24, on historicizing food sovereignty. Read more
Philip McMichael, Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Fernwood Press, 2013). Read more
Philip McMichael fall sabbatical report
Jan 22, 2014
While on sabbatical in the fall, Department chair Phil McMichael presented two days of lectures to the program in Development Studies at the University of Calabria (Italy). He also gave a public lecture on the 'land grab' to the Norsk senter for bygdeforskning, Universitetssenteret Dragvoll (Trondheim, Norway). He also attended the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) debates in Rome at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) as an observer and a member of the CFS's Civil Society Mechanism.
Philip McMichael to succeed David Brown as department chair in January
Dec 20, 2013
Faculty member Philip McMichael will take over as department chair in January '14. Many thanks to outgoing chair David Brown for all his hard work!
A forthcoming special issue of Rural Sociology dedicated to "new enclosures" of land is available on-line. Guest editors are Charles Geisler and Fouad Makki and it includes articles from DSOC faculty Geisler, Makki, and Phil McMichael. The special issue is the product of a Polson Institute-sponsored Research Working Group on New Enclosures, started in 2011. Read more
Philip McMichael: Feeding the world population
Jun 7, 2013
Philip McMichael talked about feeding the world population during the Cornell Reunion in June.
Philip McMichael: Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes
Jun 5, 2013
Philip McMichael (2013) "Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes," Third World Quarterly, 34(4), 671-690.
Philip McMichael: Globalization: a Project in Crisis
Jan 7, 2013
Philip McMichael, "Globalization: a Project in Crisis," in Global Political Economy. Contemporary Theories, edited by Ronen Palan (Routledge, 2013).
Phil McMichael: Food regimes and agricultural investments
Dec 6, 2012
Phil McMichael presented a video address on December 6 entitled: "Food regimes and agricultural investments" to the 3rd Forum on Food, Agriculture, Trade and Environment in Brussels, organized by the Confederation europenne des ONG d-urgence et de developpement (a European NGO confederation for relief and development).
The International Conference on Global Land Grabbing was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of Wendy Wolford, Chuck Geisler, Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Sue Smith, Linda Warner, Kathy Sexsmith, Youjin Chung, Holly Buck, Ryan Nehring, Devparna Roy, Paul Berry, Kasia Paprocki, Tim Gorman, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Marion Dixon, Upik Djalins, Fouad Makki, Phil McMichael, Mindi Schneider and Steven Wolf among others. Read more
Phil McMichael Elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee
Jul 27, 2012
Faculty member Phil McMichael was elected to the Nominations and Elections committee of the CALS Faculty Senate.
Philip McMichael: The land grab and food regime restructuring
Jul 2, 2012
Philip McMichael, 'The land grab and food regime restructuring,' The Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(3/4), 681-701 2012.
Philip McMichael: Food Regime Transitions
Jun 11, 2012
Philip McMichael made an invited presentation on 'Food Regime Transitions' to a Land Grab Colloquium at the Institute for Social Sciences, Den Haag (June 11), as well as presented a paper entitled 'Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes' to an SSHRC Workshop on Repoliticizing Debt, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, May 30-31.
Philip McMichael: Food regime crisis and revaluing the agrarian question
Jun 1, 2012
Philip McMichael, 'Food regime crisis and revaluing the agrarian question.' In R. Almas and H.Campbell, eds, Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes: Food Security, Climate Change and the Future Resilience of Global Agriculture Emerald Books, 2012.
Wendy Wolford, editor: The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals
May 21, 2012
Ben White, Ruth Hall and Wendy Wolford, ed. "The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals" Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 39, Issues 3-4, 2012 with contributions by Philip McMichael, Charles Geisler and Shelley Feldman.
McMichael and Bezner-Kerr Presented at the Food (In)Scurity Series
May 9, 2012
DSOC faculty Phil McMichael, new faculty member and alumna Rachel Bezner-Kerr and alumna Hannah Wittman presented at the University of Chicago's Food (In)Security series on May 9th.
Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Hannah Wittman: Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty
May 9, 2012
Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, and DSOC alumna Hannah Wittman presented at Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Chicago in May 2012.
Rethinking Development Conference Success!
Nov 10, 2011
Our Rethinking Development Conference Nov. 10-12 was a huge success. Faculty presenting were: Max Pfeffer, David Brown, Doug Gurak, Wendy Wolford, Phil McMichael, Chuck Geisler, Mary Kritz, Fouad Makki, Tom Hirschl, Frank Young, Shelley Feldman, and field member Mildred Warner, as well as post-doc Jason Cons and grad students Max Ajl, Scott Sanders, Edmund Oh, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Mindi Schneider, Olajumoke Warritay, Marygold Walsh-Dilley and Paul Berry. Thanks to one and all!