Research Areas research areas


  • She is a sociologist with a research program on the development of sustainable livelihood strategies for New England farmers and Values-Based Food Supply Chains designed to increase equity, transparency, and resilience in the food system. Her previous research is focused on farmers’ participation in initiatives designed to increase the social and environmental sustainability of agriculture, including Alternative Food Networks, organic certification, the EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, and other conservation programs. She also has a line of research on public engagement with regulatory policy that governs science and technology in the food system.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Suborning science for profit: Monsanto, glyphosate, and private science research misconductResearch Policy.  50:104290-104290. 2021
    2021 Are climate risks encouraging cover crop adoption among farmers in the southern Wabash River Basin?Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use.  102:105268-105268. 2021
    2019 Farm entry and persistence: Three pathways into alternative agriculture in southern OhioJournal of Rural Studies.  69:30-40. 2019
    2019 Farmers’ Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Using High Tunnels for Specialty CropsHortTechnology.  29:290-299. 2019
    2018 U.S. non-governmental organizations’ cross-sectoral entrepreneurial strategies in energy efficiencyRegional Environmental Change.  18:1309-1321. 2018
    2017 Frankenfish or Fish to Feed the World? Scientism and Biotechnology Regulatory PolicyRural Sociology: devoted to scientific study of rural and community life.  82:628-663. 2017
    2017 Family as a catalyst in farms' diversifying agricultural products: A mixed methods analysis of diversified and non-diversified farms in Indiana, Michigan and OhioJournal of Rural Studies.  55:303-315. 2017
    2017 Labor and alternative food networks: challenges for farmers and consumersRenewable Agriculture and Food Systems.  32:403-416. 2017
    2017 Assessing the Impact of the EQIP High Tunnel InitiativeJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.  7:1-22. 2017
    2016 The Legacy of Agrarian Reform in Latin America: Foundations of the Fair Trade Cooperative SystemGeography Compass.  10:485-498. 2016
    2015 Friend or foe? Why US energy efficiency nonprofits collaborate with business and governmentEnvironmental Sociology.  1:48-58. 2015
    Product Diversification, Adaptive Management, and Climate Change: Farming and Family in the U.S. Corn BeltFrontiers in Climate.  3.
    Using high tunnels to extend the growing season and improve crop quality and yield: assessing outcomes for organic and conventional growers in the U.S. MidwestInternational Journal of Agricultural Management

    Teaching Activities

  • Food Systems Taught course 2023
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2022
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2022
  • Food Systems Taught course 2022
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2021
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2021
  • Food Systems Taught course 2021
  • Food Systems Taught course 2021
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2020
  • Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food Taught course 2020
  • Food Systems Taught course 2020
  • Food Systems Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Analena Bruce
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

    129 Main Street

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States