Wendy Godek

Wendy Godek
Wendy GodekAssistant Professor of Politics and International Relations

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Areas of Expertise

Latin American Politics, Food and Agriculture Politics, Sustainable Development, Gender Politics


B.S. University of Oregon
M.S., PhD Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Wendy Godek is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations. She received her PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research interests include food and agriculture politics and policy, sustainable development, gender politics, and movements for social justice and democracy. Dr. Godek will also be affiliated with the Public Health and Latin American and Latino Studies programs.

Selected Publications:

Godek, W. 2018. “The Global Politics of Food System Sustainability.” In Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies (2nd ed.), Eds. Gabriela Kuetting and Kyle Herman, Routledge.

Godek, W. 2015. “Challenges for food sovereignty policy making: the case of Nicaragua’s Law 693.” Third World Quarterly (Special Issue: “Food Sovereignty: Framework & campaign, social movements & alternatives”) 36 (3): 526–43. 

Calix de Dios, H., H. Putnam, S. Alvarado Dzul, W. Godek, S. Kissmann, J. Luckson Pierre, and S. Gliessman. 2014. “The Challenges of Measuring Food Sovereignty and Security in the Mayan Communities of the Yucatan Peninsula.” Development in Practice 24 (2): 199–215.

Putnam, H., W. Godek, S. Kissmann, J. Luckson Pierre, S.H. Alvarado Dzul, H. Calix de Dios, and S. R. Gliessman. 2013. “Coupling Agroecology and PAR to Identify Appropriate Food Security and Sovereignty Strategies in Indigenous Communities.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38 (2): 165–98.