Inflammation is both the metaphor and the stated subject of this ambitious interdisciplinary tome co-written by Patel, a journalist and activist, and Marya, a physician and composer.
- Honorary Research Fellow, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2007–14
- Visiting Scholar, Center for African Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2006–13
- Ph.D., Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2002
- M.Sc. in Economics, Distinction in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries, London School of Economics, 1996
- B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 1995
- Food Systems
- World Ecology
- International Political Economy
- Social Policy
- Development Policy
- Policy Communications
Raj Patel is a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a senior research associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. He studies the world food system and alternatives to it, and recently completed a documentary project about the food system. He has testified about hunger and food sovereignty to the U.S., U.K., and E.U. governments, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
In addition to publications in journals about economics, philosophy, politics, international development and public health, Patel writes for a range of newspapers and co-hosts "The Secret Ingredient" podcast. His books include Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing. He co-authored with Jason W. Moore A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet, published by the University of California Press. His latest book, co-authored with Rupa Marya, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2021 and is entitled Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice.
- Spring 2021 - 60490 - PA 680PB - Policy Research Project
- Fall 2020 - 58855 - PA 680PA - Policy Research Project
- Spring 2020 - 58185 - PA 680PB - Policy Research Project
- Fall 2019 - 59095 - PA 680PA - Policy Research Project
- Fall 2018 - 60845 - PA 388K – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
- Fall 2017 - 60916 - PA 388K – Advanced Topics in Public Policy
- Fall 2016 - 60745 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
- Fall 2016 - 60755 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
- Fall 2015 - 59910 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
- Globalization and International Affairs