Environmental sociology · Food systems

Isaac, or "Ike," researches food systems that tackle ecological and social crises in the U.S. and Latin America. Ike's work is published in Rural Sociology, Society & Natural Resources, Agriculture and Human Values, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and the Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations, with support from the Fulbright Program and the Rural Sociological Society, among others. Ike has an M.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is starting as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire.





Bell, Michael Mayerfeld, Loka L. Ashwood, Isaac Sohn Leslie, and Laura Hanson Schlachter. 2021. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology. 6th edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, and London, UK: Sage.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access

Special Issue Editor

Leslie, Isaac Sohn, Jaclyn Wypler, and Michael Mayerfeld Bell. 2019. “Relational Agriculture: Gender, Sexuality, and Sustainability in U.S. Farming.” Society & Natural Resources 32(8):853-74.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Leslie, Isaac Sohn. 2019. “Queer Farmland: Land Access Strategies for Small-Scale Agriculture.” Society & Natural Resources 32(8):928-46.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access  |  Video summary

Crowley, Morgan, Kara E. Shannon, Isaac Sohn Leslie, Andrea Jilling, Cameron D. McIntire, and Emily Kyker-Snowman. 2019. “Sustainable Beef Production in New England: Policy and Value Chain Challenges and Opportunities.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 43(3):274-98.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access

Leslie, Isaac Sohn. 2017. “Improving Farmers Markets and Challenging Neoliberalism in Argentina.” Agriculture and Human Values 34(3):729-42.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  PDF

Leslie, Isaac Sohn. 2017. “Queer Farmers: Sexuality and the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture.” Rural Sociology 82(4):747-71.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access

Book Chapters

Leslie, Isaac Sohn and Monica M. White. 2018. “Race and Food: Agricultural Resistance in U.S. History.” Pp. 347-64 in Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations, edited by Pinar Batur and Joe Feagin. New York: Springer.

Summary  |  Publisher's site  |  Request access


Curriculum Vitae



Isaac "Ike" Leslie (they/he)


Stay updated


© 2020 Isaac Leslie

Design by Wichie Artu & Isaac Leslie