Sarah Elton

sarah elton

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University & Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Ph.D, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences


Dr. Sarah Elton is a critical food systems researcher who works at the intersection of health, ecosystems and food in the city. She is also a posthumanist scholar who foregrounds the human relationship to nonhuman nature in her work. Dr. Elton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University and is also appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University and the Toronto Food Policy Council. Her scholarly research has been published in Gastronomica and Critical Public Health, and is forthcoming in Environmental Humanities. Her two books, Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat and Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet are Canadian bestsellers.