Dr. Classens is an Assistant Professor in the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the School, Classens taught in Trent University’s Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program for the past three years. His research is focused broadly on questions of social and environmental sustainability, with a particular focus on how these dynamics are frustrated by, and enabled through, food systems. His teaching, research and advocacy work are broadly motivated by commitments to social and environmental justice, particularly within the context of the food system.