Jeff Haydu's Home Page

General Information

I am an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. My continuing research interests are in social movements, including those related to food and labor. I am currently doing a cross-national analysis of the political directions taken by "alternative agriculture" movements in the 1920s-40s.

Recent publications

Upsetting Food


My new book compares and connects three eras of the U.S. food movement, the 1830s-40, the 1890s-1900s, and the 1960s-70s. It is published by Temple University Press.

"Adding Time to Social Movement Diffusion." Social Movement Studies DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2019.1599851.

"Three Layers of History in Recurrent Social Movements: The Case of Food Reform," with Tad Skotnicki. Social Movement Studies, vol. 15 (2016).

"Consumer Citizenship and Cross-Class Activism: The Case of the National Consumers’ League, 1899–1918."  Sociological Forum, vol. 29 (2014)

Contact information:


jhaydu at



For more information on the UCSD Department of Sociology, check its home page.

Updated June 16, 2021