Fields of Activity
Environmental justice |
Science-Policy interface |

Stefan Wahlen is professor of Food Sociology at Giessen University. After studying food and household studies at the University of Bonn he completed his Ph.D. in consumer economics at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Subsequently he worked at the chair group for Sociology of Consumption and Households at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Currenty research focusses on food culture and eating in the sense of doing food, as well as organisational and socio-political dimensions of food. Stefan is coordinator of the European ERA-net project "FOOdIVERSE", which aims to uncover the role of diversity for a more sustainable and resilient food system. He is member of the steering committee of the "Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative" in Europe (SCORAI-Europe) and editor of the newly established journal "Consumption and Society".

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Personal Information

Surname / First name WAHLEN, Stefan
Organisation Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Adress Senckenbergstrasse 3 (Zeughaus, R. 416), 35390 Giessen, Germany
Telephone +49 641 99 39310
Nationality German

Recently published:

F Forno, M Laamanen, S Wahlen (2022) (Un-) sustainable transformations: everyday food practices in Italy during COVID-19, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy 18 (1), 201-214.

M Laamanen, F Forno, S Wahlen (2022) Neo-materialist movement organisations and the matter of scale: scaling through institutions as prefigurative politics?, Journal of Marketing Management.


Co-editor of a new journal, Consumption & Society

Co-ordinator of FOOdIVERSE – Diversifying sustainable and organic food systems