My dissertation research explores food bank responses in the pandemic, examining their responses during an inflection point for food banking. I draw on in-depth interviews with food bank leaders and geospatial analysis of food bank resources.View project
I’m Alana, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. My research uses theories of political economy, environmental justice, stratification, and organizations to study inequalities in the food system. My methods include ethnography, in-depth interviews, geospatial analysis, content analysis, and network analysis.Download CV
- Haynes Stein, A., & Brinkley, C. (2023). Farm to Food Bank: Exploring the Ties between Local Food Producers and Charitable Food Assistance. Rural Sociology, 88(3), 682–707.
- Haynes Stein, A. (2022). Barriers to Access: The Unencumbered Client in Private Food Assistance. Social Currents, 10(3), 207–224.
- Sánchez Barba, M., Taggueg, R., & Haynes Stein, S. (2018). Public Scholarship in a Time of Crisis: A Reflection. Public: A Journal of Imagining America, 5.
Grants & Awards
- Graduate Program FellowshipTuition and stipend from University of California, Davis2023
- Graduate Student Association, Travel Award$500 from University of California, Davis2023
Paper Session on Contemporary Issues in Food Justice & Organization
Invited Panelist for Panel on Organizing for Food Justice: Scaling Up and Reaching Out
I draw on 62 in-depth interviews with food bank leaders across the U.S. and secondary materials from websites and news articles to explore how food banks’ programs and metrics reflect their approach to addressing hunger.
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