Environmental sociology · Food systems

Isaac, or "Ike," researches pathways for building food systems that prioritize justice and sustainability. Recently, Ike co-authored the sixth edition of An Invitation to Environmental SociologyIke's work is also 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 earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently 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.

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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.

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Curriculum Vitae



Isaac "Ike" Leslie (they/he)


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