Jan Dutkiewicz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University and a Law & Policy Fellow at Harvard Law School, where his project title is Politics and the Law in the Age of Food Animal Obsolescence. He is a political economist whose research focuses on large-scale conventional meat production and the emergent world of alternative protein. His work examines how business interests, ethical and environmental debates, and consumer behavior both shape and are shaped by the law, policy, and politics, and how this all influences what Americans eat.
Jan has published in an interdisciplinary range of academic publications and frequently writes about the politics of food and animals for publications such as The Guardian, Washington Post, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. Jan was previously the Connie Caplan Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and has been a Visiting Fellow at Wesleyan University, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the Martin School at Oxford University.
Below you can see three articles that are representative of Jan’s work followed by his recent media coverage.
- 2020 “Veganism as Left Praxis.” Capitalism Nature Socialism. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2020.1837895 (w/ J. Dickstein, J. Guha-Majumdar, and D. Winter) (2020)
- “Considering Plant-Based Meat Substitutes and Cell-Based Meats: A Public Health and Food System Perspective.” Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4:134. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2020.00134 (w/ R. Santo, B. Kim, S. Goldman, E. Biehl, R. Neff, M. Bloem, K. Nachman) (2020)
- “Uncertain Hog Futures: Life, Death, and Arbitrage on the Factory Farm.” Journal of Cultural Economy. 13(3): 278-289. (2020)