Full Name
Shoshanah Inwood
Job Title
Associate Professor
Ohio State University
Speaker Bio

Shoshanah Inwood is a rural sociologist and an associate professor in SENR. She holds degrees in rural sociology, environmental science and biology. Her career has focused on the intersection of agriculture, environment, and society in the context of community and economic development. Shoshanah has maintained a dual focus studying both the role of communities in food system development and the socio-cultural household level processes that underlay the American food and agriculture system. Her integrated research and extension program centers on: 1) Health and well-being in the food and agriculture sector, 2) Social factors affecting farm growth, 3) Community and economic development through food and agriculture, and 4) Food System Resilience, Disasters and Disruptions. These themes tie together through questions examining social sustainability in the food and agriculture sector and focus on people, place and community. She approaches these questions through a sociological lens and utilize a mixed methods approach integrating qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis techniques. She co-directs the Center for Community and Working Landscapes on the Wooster Campus at The Ohio State University.

Shoshanah Inwood