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E. Melanie DuPuis

Pace University
United States
Email: edupuis [at] pace [period/dot] edu

E. Melanie DuPuis is a Professor of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University, where she was formerly Founding Chair. Her research and writing encompasses both broader issues of sustainable transitions and more specifically the sociology of agricultural transitions.

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Garcia, M., DuPuis, E. M. and Mitchell, D. 2017. “Food Across Borders.” Rutgers University Press.

DuPuis, E. M. 2015. “Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice.” University of California Press.

Goodman, D., DuPuis, E. M. & Goodman, M. 2011. “Alternative Food Networks: Knowledge, Practice and Politics.” Oxford, UK: Routledge.

DuPuis, E. M. (Ed.) 2004. “Smoke and Mirrors: The Politics and Culture of Air Pollution.” New York: New York University Press.

DuPuis, E. M. 2002. “Nature’s Perfect Food.” New York: New York University Press.

DuPuis, E. M. & Vandergeest, P. (Eds.) 1996. “Creating the Countryside: The Politics of Rural and Environmental Discourse.” Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Relevant Articles

DuPuis, E. M. 2021. “Learning from Emancipation: The Port Royal Experiment and Transition Theory.” Environmental and Planning A.

DuPuis, E. M. & Greenberg, M. 2019. “The Right to the Resilient City.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 9(3), 352–363

DuPuis, E. M. & Ball, T. 2013. How not what: Teaching sustainability as process. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 9(1).

DuPuis, E. M. & Gareau, B. 2009. “Neoliberal knowledge: The decline of technocracy and the weakening of the Montreal Protocol.” Social Science Quarterly, 89(5), 1212-1229.

DuPuis, E. M. & Gillon, S. 2009. “Alternative modes of governance: Organic as civic engagement.” Agriculture and Human Values, 26, 43-56.

Goodman, D., DuPuis, E. M., & Harrison, J. 2006. “Just Values or Just Value? Remaking the Local in Agrofood Studies.” In T. Marsden & J. Murdoch (Eds.), Between the Local and the Global: Confronting Complexity in the Contemporary AgriFood Sector. London: Elsevier.

Media Coverage

E. Melanie DuPuis quoted by Rachel Holiday Smith and Samantha Maldonado, “FDR Drive Tear-Down and Manhattan Land Extension Eyed in Downtown Flood Plan.” The City, December 27, 2021.

E. Melanie DuPuis interviewed by Audie Cornish, National Public Radio, “Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow’s Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled.” May 16, 2017

E. Melanie DuPuis quoted by Tyler Moss, “The 19th-Century Swill Milk Scandal That Poisoned Infants With Whiskey Runoff.” Atlas Obscura, November 27, 2017.