Ransom, Elizabeth

Ransom, Elizabeth
Associate Professor of International Affairs & Senior Research Associate Rock Ethics Institute
The Pennsylvania State University
253 Katz Building University Park, PA
(814) 867 2792

Trained as a sociologist, I conduct research at the intersection of agriculture, globalization, and development. Much of my research has occurred in Southern and Eastern Africa, focusing extensively on livestock production systems, in addition to work in the United States and Australia. Within livestock production systems I have focused on gender and women’s empowerment, the impact of science and technology on our food system, and, more recently, I have focused on farmer attitudes and strategies for adapting to extreme weather events. I also teach courses focused on globalization, agriculture and food systems, development and the ethics of development assistance.