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Andrew Flachs

Andrew Flachs



Andrew Flachs earned his PhD in cultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis studying food and agriculture systems in South Asia and North America.  Andrew's research in biotechnology labs, Indian cotton farms, and urban gardens has been supported by the Department of Education, the Library of Congress, Washington University, the National Geographic Society, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the John Templeton Foundation while his writing on agricultural development has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed publications, the Global Health Hub, and the National Geographic magazine.  Andrew's work has been recognized by five national awards, including most recently the Political Ecology Society's Eric Wolf Prize and the American Anthropological Association's Robert M. Netting award for research in agriculture. 

As a Volkswagen Exchange Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Heidelberg University Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", Andrew will continue work on a manuscript describing alternative agricultural development in South Asia and collaborate with the JRG C15 to expand his work in alternative agriculture, ethnobiology, and the political ecology of knowledge.