Michelle Jurkovich is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research focuses on hunger and food insecurity, economic and social rights, and ethics. She is the author of Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight against Hunger (forthcoming in September 2020 with Cornell University Press). During 2017-2018 she was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology fellow working in the Office of Food for Peace at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Previously Dr. Jurkovich was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. As a Visiting Fellow at the Safra Center she will be working on her new project on ethical dilemmas in international food assistance operations as well as her ongoing co-authored project on the political uses (and abuses) of aspiration.
For additional information on her research or a copy of her CV, visit her website: www.michellejurkovich.com.