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Matthew Hoffman

Food Studies Program

Matthew Hoffman is Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Economics Dept. at the University of Southern Maine and a visiting scholar at RURALIS, the Institute for Rural and Regional Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Prof. Hoffman received his MS and PhD in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and has twice been a Fulbright scholar in Norway. His research focuses on property rights, natural resource governance, and institutions for collaborative management in landscapes fragmented by private property. At USM he teaches courses on food systems and social justice in the Food Studies Program.