Raj Patel

Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa.

In addition to numerous scholarly publications in economics, philosophy, politics and public health journals, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed to the Financial Times, LA Times, NYTimes.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Mail on Sunday, and The Observer. His first book was 'Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System' and his latest, 'The Value of Nothing', is a New York Times best-seller. He is currently working on a ground-breaking documentary project about the global food system with award-winning director Steve James.