Alex Barnard

Barnard - HeadshotAlex Barnard is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He conducted ethnographic research on freegan anti-waste activists in New York City from 2007 to 2009 and the anti-capitalist group Food Not Bombs in Berkeley in 2012. His first book, Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in the United States, is forthcoming in 2016 from the University of Minnesota Press. His totally unrelated doctoral dissertation compares mental health care systems in the United States and France, focusing on how states and public policies influence the classificatory practices that construct persons with mental illness as deviant, dangerous, deserving, or disabled.

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