Lawrence Geoffrey

Geoffrey Lawrence
School of Social Science, The University of Queensland

Geoffrey Lawrence is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at The University of Queensland, Australia. His work spans the areas of agri-food restructuring, neoliberal globalization, financialization, and food security. During his career he has raised some $15 million in research grants and has published 25 books and over 500 journal articles and book chapters. Books include: Capitalism and the Countryside: the Rural Crisis in Australia (Pluto, 1987), A Future for Regional Australia: Escaping Global Misfortune (Cambridge, 2001), Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability (Routledge, 2010) and THINK Sociology (Pearson, 2012). His forthcoming book is Financialization, Food Systems and Rural Transformation (Earthscan/Routledge, 2018). He was President of the International Rural Sociology Association (2012-2016). He was a founding member of the Australasian Agri-food Research Network and is a Life Member of the Australian Sociological Association and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Selected publications

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