Michael Haedicke

Michael Haedicke, PhD, Associate Professor
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 201A
Orono, ME 04469-5728
Phone: 207.581.2383
207.581.1762 (Fax)
Michael Haedicke CV


Michael Haedicke earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of California, San Diego. His primary research stream examines how concerns about sustainability become institutionalized in or excluded from markets and public policy arenas. He has also studied food system labor and health issues, with a particular focus on meatpacking and migrant farm workers. Michael is the author of Organizing Organic, a book-length study of the organic foods industry published by Stanford University Press. His research has also appeared in the journals The Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Focus, and Case Studies in the Environment, as well as in various edited volumes. A committed teacher, Michael is also passionate about sharing sociological perspectives with publics beyond the classroom. He has written for The Conversation, a news website, and for Contexts, the general interest journal of the American Sociological Association, and regularly participates in community meetings and interviews with the media. When he is not on the job, Michael enjoys exploring Maine’s mountains and beaches with his family and working at the community level to advance progressive causes.