Anne C. Bellows, Ph.D.

Anne C. Bellows
Graduate Program Director, Food Studies
Professor, Food Studies

Department Public Health, Food Studies & Nutrition

Contact Info

304D Lyman Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-4228


Anne C. Bellows joined the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition as professor of food studies in January 2013. As University Professor since 2007 at Hohenheim University, Bellows was the tenured chair in the Department of Gender and Nutrition and deputy director of the Institute for Social Sciences in Agriculture in the Faculty of Agriculture. She was also the director of the Research Center for Gender and Nutrition, a think tank for the university.

With an extensive portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and presentations, her research interests include food and nutrition systems and economies; linkages between sustainable agriculture, development and livelihoods; human rights and the right to adequate food and nutrition, including food and nutrition security; civil society, social movements, and food sovereignty; community public health; urban-rural food linkages in terms of production for trade and household consumption, migration, nutritional health, biodiversity, food safety, food practices and praxis, cultural integrity and identity, social justice, gender, and children. She has been recognized for teaching and research excellence, receiving funding support for her work from diverse agencies and foundations including the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research and Exchanges Board, Open Society Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, U.S. Agency for International Development, Johnson and Johnson Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Foundation fiat panis, Misereor, Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the European Union-supported EcoFair Trade Dialogue Projects.


  • Ph.D. in Geography, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus on women’s studies and environmental psychology, City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Master of Arts in Urban Planning, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Bachelor of Arts in German Literature from Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH