Vahram Elagöz

Vahram Elagöz

Vahram Elagöz is a senior research fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2005. He received his PhD in Plant Biology from UMass Amherst in 2004. His research interests include the impacts of tropospheric ozone pollution on plant development and biodiversity and the socioeconomic impacts of globalized agriculture on rural as well as urban communities with a specific focus on food sovereignty, agro-ecology, and the democratization of food production and supply. Dr Elagöz recently joined the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst, teaching for the online certificate program. He is an enthusiastic supporter of NGOs promoting local agriculture and farming. Most recently, he established a working relationship with Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, MA. Dr Elagöz currently lives in Boston, MA and teaches botany for landscape architecture at The Boston Architectural College.