faculty

Justin Schupp

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Departments

Sociology

Programs

Sociology

Contact

Knapton Hall 304

Spring 2022: Remote via Zoom Mondays 1-2:30pm, on campus Tuesdays 2-3:30pm, and by appointment at a mutually agreed upon time.

About

Curriculum Vitae

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Degrees

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).

Publications

*undergraduate student co-author

Schupp, Justin. Katherine Martin*, Delia MacLaughlin*, and Eric Pfeiffer*. 2021. “What Do Farmers Bring to Market? Exploring Good Types, Number of Vendors, and Founding Dates by SES and Race/Ethnicity.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 10(4), 1–13.

Schupp, Justin. 2020. “Examining Founding Dates, Number of Vendors, and Good Type Offerings by Food Desert Status. Analysis of 561 US Farmers’ Markets in Nine US States.” Food and Public Health. 10(2): 35-47.

Young, Kara, Sarah Bowen, Yuki Kato, Justin Schupp, Anne Saville, Alison Alkon, Nino Bariola, and Ferzana Havewala. 2020. “The Effect of Covid-19 on the Food System.” in Inequality During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Special Edition of Contexts Magazine, edited by Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas. United States: American Sociological Association.

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.

Student Projects

Student Independent Projects

Delia MacLaughlin. ’21.  Unpacking the Food in Food Insecurity.  Sociology 500 Honors Thesis year-long research project.  May 2021. (in progress)

Lola Robinson. ’20. Doing, Redoing, and Undoing Masculinity in Environmentalism.  Sociology 500 Honors Thesis year-long research project.  May 2020.

Eric Pfeiffer. ’19.  How Do We Understand Denial of Global Climate Change in the United States? Sociology 499 Independent Study-Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Anna VanRemoortel.  ’18.  Cultural Capital Among Zero Waste Consumers.  Sociology 500 Honors Thesis year-long research project.  May 2018.

Rachel Iafolla.  ’18.  Social Determinants of Number of Days on Death Row.  Sociology 299 Independent Study Spring Semester 2018.

Janaira Ramirez. ’18.  Household Food Security Determinants and the Effectiveness of SNAP.  Sociology 299 Independent Study Spring Semester 2018.

Student Faculty Collaboration Projects

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Kyla Goux.  2021-2022. USDA-AMS National Farmers Market Manager Survey Project.  Data analysis of NFMMS data and research report writing.

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Kyla Goux.  2020-2021. USDA-AMS National Farmers Market Manager Survey Project.  Data analysis of NFMMS data and research report writing.

Wheaton Research Partnership with Kyla Goux. 2020-2021. Informal Economy Project.  Literature reviewing, grant proposal writing, and initial data analysis.

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Katie Brown, Delia MacLaughlin, and Katherine Martin.  2019-2020. Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Data analysis of and write up on survey data from both phase I and II of farmers market data collection.

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Katie Brown, Jessica Chaikof, Katherine Martin, and Kexin Zhen.  2018-2019. Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Data collection and analysis from survey data from both phase I and II of farmers market data collection.

Wheaton Research Partnership with Eric Pfeiffer. 2018-2019. Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Data collection and analysis from survey data from both phase I and II of farmers market data collection.

Get Real, Get Raw Research Grant with Eric Pfeiffer.  Summer 2018.  Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Farmers market database creation via web scrapping on Facebook pages, market webpages, and farmers’ market directories to identify those that were a key agent of the market.  Built database of 747 contacts for 720 markets in Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, and Oregon.

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Jack Seigal and Izzy Eggleston.  2017-2018. Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Built data collection instrument and collected data from 264 farmers markets in Colorado, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oregon.

Wheaton Research Partnership with Eric Pfeiffer. 2017-2018. Farmers Market Project Phase II.  Built data collection instrument and collected data from 264 farmers markets in Colorado, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oregon.

Schupp Sociology Research Lab with Jack Seigal and Kersta Tedesco.  2016-2017. Farmers Market Project Phase I.  Built data collection instrument and collected data from 297 farmers markets in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Wheaton Research Partnership with Kate Martin and Alwyn Ecker. 2016-2017. Farmers Market Project Phase I.  Built data collection instrument and collected data from 297 farmers markets in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire.