About Garrett Broad

Garrett Broad, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and a member of the Catalysts for Sustainability Initiative at Rowan University. His research explores the relationship between 21st century social movements, innovations in media and technology, and the contemporary food system. He is the author of the book More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change (University of California, 2016), as well as a variety of articles on food's relationship to environmental sustainability, economic equity, the public's understanding of science, and the health of humans and nonhumans alike. As an engaged scholar, Professor Broad writes for both academic and journalistic outlets, and works to develop collaborative research projects with a variety of social change-focused organizations. He serves as President of the Board for the Plant Based Foods Institute, a non-profit organization that works to identify and implement effective business and policy practices in support of sustainable plant-based food systems. In the classroom, his teaching experience includes courses on environmental communication, communication and the food system, public interest media, persuasion and strategic communication.

Garrett Broad is Associate Professor of Communication Studies in Rowan University’s Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, where he also serves as Provost’s Fellow in the Catalysts for Sustainability Initiative. His research and teaching explores the connections between contemporary social movements, food systems, and digital media technology. He is the author of More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change, as well as a variety of articles on food's relationship to environmental sustainability, economic equity, and the health of humans and nonhuman animals.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Garrett:

José Tenorio, "School Food Politics in Mexico: The Corporatization of Obesity and Healthy Eating Policies" (Routledge, 2023)

March 30, 2024

School Food Politics in Mexico

José Tenorio
Hosted by Garrett Broad

For decades now, we’ve all heard the refrain – we are in a war against obesity, with perhaps the most important battle being fought over the health of…

Christy Spackman, "The Taste of Water: Sensory Perception and the Making of an Industrialized Beverage" (U California Press, 2023)

March 8, 2024

The Taste of Water

Christy Spackman
Hosted by Garrett Broad

Have you ever wondered why your tap water tastes the way it does? The Taste of Water: Sensory Perception and the Making of an Industrialized Beverage …

Loka Ashwood et al., "Empty Fields, Empty Promises: A State-By-State Guide to Understanding and Transforming the Right to Farm" (UNC Press, 2023)

January 24, 2024

Empty Fields, Empty Promises

Loka Ashwood, Danielle Diamond, Allen Franco, Aimee Imlay, and Lindsay Kuehn
Hosted by Garrett Broad

Since the late 1970s, Right to Farm Laws have been adopted by states across the US to limit nuisance lawsuits against farmers engaged in standard agri…

Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill, "Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets" (Columbia UP, 2022)

October 9, 2023

Anxious Eaters

Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill
Hosted by Garrett Broad
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What makes fad diets so appealing to so many people? And how did these fads become so central to conversations about food and nutrition? Anxious Ea…