Analena Bruce is a sociologist with a research focus on alternative agriculture and food system development.

Her recent work explores barriers and catalysts for transitioning towards greater environmental and social sustainability in the U.S. food system. Specifically, Bruce is interested in strategies for balancing the use of ecological farming practices with the economic viability of farming as a way of life.


  • Using high tunnels to increase the viability and sustainability of farms that supply local food systems in Indiana
  • Supporting the wider adoption of certified organic grain production in Indiana
  • Farmers’ participation in conservation programs and practices

Research: Agriculture and Food Systems

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PhD, Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey, Sociology, 2016
MA, Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey, Sociology, 2013
BA, University of Pittsburgh, Sociology and Latin American Studies, 2007