Dr. Farshad Araghi


Farshad Araghi

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: (954) 236-1139
Email: araghi@fau.edu
Office: DW 301/Davie Campus

Research: Global sociology, agriculture and human displacement, and world-historical analysis.
Teaching: Sociological Theory, State Economy & Society in Global Context, Gender, Social Change.


Farshad Araghi works in the areas of global sociology, social theory, sociology of agriculture and human displacement, and world-historical analysis. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at Binghamton University and a visiting professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University where he offered graduate seminars in Social Theory, State Economy and Society in Global Context, and Global Perspectives on Rural Economy and Society. For the past decade, he has been a co-editor of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. His article, "Food Regimes and the Production of Value: Some Methodological Remarks," published in Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 30, No.2, was awarded the Eric Wolf prize for one of the two best articles appearing in Volume 30 of the journal.

He has won several teaching awards, including the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

Selected Publications

"Accumulation by Displacement: Ecology, Food, and the Crisis of Reproduction." Review. Forthcoming.

"The Invisible Hand and the Visible Foot: Peasants, Dispossession and Globalization." In Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question, edited by A. H. and Cristobal Kay Akram-Lodhi. New York: Routledge. 2009.

“The Political Economy of the Financial Crisis,” Economic and Political Weekly 43 (45): 30-32.

"Regresando a lo histórico-mundial: una crítica del retroceso postmoderno en los estudios Agrarios," with Philip McMichael, ALASRU. Analisis Latinoamericano del medio rural 3 (October): 1-47. 2006.

Food Regimes and the Production of Value: Some Methodological Remarks," Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 30, No.2, pp. 41-70, 2003.

"The Great Global Enclosure of Our Times: Peasants and the Agrarian Question at the End of the Twentieth Century," pp. 145-160 in Fred Magdoff, Frederick H. Buttel and John Bellamy Foster (eds.), Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food and the Environment, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001.

"The Local in the Global," International Journal of Sociology of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 8, No. 1.pp. 111-125, 2000.

"Two Theories of Development," in Richard Altchuler (ed.), The Living Legacy of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory by Modern Social Scientists, New York: Gordon Knot books, 1999.

"Global Depeasantization: 1945-1990," Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 337-368, 1995.

Globalization and the World-Historical Method (with Philip McMichael, work in progress)

Global Food Regimes in Longue Durée (work in progress)