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Diana Mincyte

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015

Room 414


Diana Mincyte

Mincyte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at the City University of New York (CUNY)- New York City College of Technology. Since completing a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she held research and teaching fellowships at Yale University, New York University, and the Rachel Carson Center of Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany. Her research examines environmental and justice dimensions of agro-food systems.

While at the Center, Mincyte will work on the completion of her book Raw Milk, Raw Power: Practicing Subsistence and Sustainability in the Frontiers of Europe, which analyzes two distinct raw milk economies in post-socialist Lithuania: the informal raw milk networks driven by poor semi-subsistence farmers and the artisanal cheese and organic raw milk markets supported by the European Union. Examining how the boundaries between the economies are produced and maintained, it points to the importance of the post-industrial state and its institutions in creating separate economic, political and biological domains.

Mincyte’s publications include articles in Environment and Planning, Agriculture and Human Values, Sociologia Ruralis, Slavic Review, among others, and several guest-edited special issues. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Open Society Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University