Jennifer Rutledge
Associate Professor
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PhD     University of Minnesota
BA       University of Wisconsin-Madison


Jennifer Rutledge completed her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching interests are in social policy and comparative politics.  Her current research focuses on food politics, the welfare state and state legitimacy.  She has published articles in diverse journals such as Food, Culture and Society, Asian Politics and Policy, the Asian Journal of Political Science and Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her book, Feeding the Future: The Emergence of School Lunches as Global Social Policy, was published with Rutgers University Press ( This book was named a top 16 book of 2016 by This is Hell Radio and her interview on that program about that book was named the best interview of 2016 (



JJC Affiliations
International Criminal Justice, MA; Human Rights MA; Environmental Justice Minor
Courses Taught

POL 234 - Introduction to Public Policy

POL 257 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

POL 409 - Senior Research Seminar

ICJ 703 - International Criminal Law

ECJ 200 - Introduction to Environmental Justice