Justin Schupp

Assistant Professor of Sociology






Knapton Hall 304

Autumn Semester 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am to 12:30pm, and by appointment


Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. (2014) Sociology, The Ohio State University

M.A. (2009) Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University

B.A. (2005) Sociology, Colorado State University

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around the intersections of inequality, social movements, and the economy. Recent projects have focused on these topics within the food and agricultural system.

I have published work that uses quantitative methods to look at the composition of local food participants and the areas in which these activities take place. I am in the process of completing a series of projects that explored the distribution of farmers’ markets and food deserts across the United States.  This work focuses on the individual and neighborhood characteristics that increase or decrease the likelihood farmers’ markets or food deserts being present.  Additionally, I am currently working on a project that explores the rise of frozen food in the United States, and one that explores the potential barriers that exist in participating in the local foods system.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching a variety of courses.  During my time as a faculty member I have taught multiple core courses to the major, such as the introductory course, research methods, and statistics.  Additionally, I have taught several elective courses that examine numerous areas, such as the food and agricultural system, social class, inequality, and rural populations.  For the academic 2016-2017, I will be teaching the Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2016), The Sociology of Food (Fall 2016), Research Methods (Spring 2017), and Environmental Sociology (Spring 2017).


Schupp, Justin. 2019.“Wish You Were Here? Do Farmers’ Markets Contribute to Better Food Access in Food Deserts? An Examination of the United States.” Food, Culture, and Society. 22(1): 111-130.

Schupp, Justin.  2017.  “Cultivating Better Food Access Outcomes?  The Role of Farmers Markets in the Local Food Movement in the United States.”  Rural Sociology.  82(2): 318-348.

Schupp, Justin.  2016.  “Just Where Does Local Food Live?  Assessing Farmers’ Markets in the United States.”  Agriculture and Human Values.  33(4): 827-841.

Schupp, Justin, and Rebecca Som-Costellano.  2016. “Exploring Barriers to Home Gardening through Households in Ohio”  Local Environment.  21(6): 752-767.

Schupp, Justin, and Jeff Sharp.  2012. “The Social Bases of Home Gardening.” Agriculture and Human Values.  29(1): 93-105