Mustafa Koç, Professor
B.A. (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey), M.A. (University of Waterloo), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Sociology).
Food Studies; Social Change and Development; Sociology of Migration
Mustafa Koç’s research and teaching interests involve food studies, food security and food policy, globalization and sociology of migration.
He was among the founders of the Centre for Studies in Food Security (Coordinator 1995-2005), Food Secure Canada (Chair 2005-2006), and the Canadian Association for Food Studies (President 2005-2008). He has also been involved in various national and global debates on globalization, social change and development, food security, and peace. He has various publications on sociology of agriculture and food, social change and development, and immigration, including For Hunger-proof Cities (1999), Working Together (2001), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies (2008) and Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (2012). Dr. Koc also writes periodically in Turkish in the journals Dünya Gıda and Telve.
SOC808: Food and Foodways
SOC706: Sociology of the Global Economy
SOC105: Introduction to Sociology
IS 8925: Global Population Movements
Food Security and Food Policy; Globalization and Restructuring; Population movements
RECENT AND KEY PUBLICATIONS
|2012||Koc, M., Summer, J. and Winson, T. (eds). Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Toronto: Oxford University Press.|
|2012||Koc, M. and Bas, J.A., “Canada’s Action Plan on Food Security: The Interactions between Civil Society and the State to Advance Food Security in Canada.” MacRae, R. and Abergel, E. (eds.) Health and sustainability in the Canadian food system: Advocacy and opportunity for civil society. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 173-203.|
|2012||MacRae, R. Abergel E. and Koc M. “Introduction.” MacRae, R. and Abergel, E. (eds.) Health and sustainability in the Canadian food system: Advocacy and opportunity for civil society. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 1-14.|
||Koc, M., MacRae R., Noack, A. Ustundag, O.G. “What Is Food Studies? Characterizing an Emerging Academic Field through the Eyes of Canadian Scholars.” Koc, M., Sumner, J. and Winson A. (eds.) Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 4-15.|
|2010||Koc, M. Sustainability: A tool for food system reform. Alison Blay-Palmer (ed.) Imagining Sustainable Food System. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 37-45.|
|2010||Blay-Palmer, A. and Koc, M. “Imagining Sustainable food systems: The Path to Regenerative Food Systems.” Alison Blay-Palmer (ed.) Imagining Sustainable Food System. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 223-246.|
|2009||Koc, M. “Hunger and Plenty: Fragmented Integration in the Global Food System,” in Anne Denis and Devorah Kalekin Fishman (eds.) The New ISA Handbook in Contemporary International Sociology: Conflict, Competition, Cooperation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage|
|2008||Power, E. and M. Koc (eds.) A Double-double and Maple Glazed Doughnut, Special Issue on Canadian Food Studies. Food Culture and Society. 11(3).|
|2008||Koc, M. R. MacRae, E. Desjardins and W. Roberts (2008) “Getting Civil About Food: The Interactions Between Civil Society and the State to Advance Sustainable Food Systems in Canada,” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, Vol. 3(2/3): 122-144.|
|2007||Koc, M. R. MacRae and K. Bronson eds. Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson|
Professor Koc served as a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council, Chair of Food Secure Canada, and the founding president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, and member of the executive of the Research Committees of Social Transformations and Sociology of Development and the Sociology of Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Association. He currently serves as the chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology and a member of the Steering Committee of Food Secure Canada. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Cuizine.