Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College, where he teaches courses on food, immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. He is the author of "The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez," "White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf" and "Intimate Enemies: Landowners, Power, and Violence in Chiapas." In the 1990s, he worked on the U.S.-Mexico border as an educator and activist. He is a founding member of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition.
Along with academic journals in the U.S. and Mexico, his writing on has appeared in The Believer, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, Salon, Gastronomica and The Huffington Post.
He has a master's degree in Latin American studies from Stanford University and a doctorate in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council and won teaching prizes from UC Berkeley and Whitman College.